Such beautiful skies we have here in Arizona. When taking this photo I saw many shades of pinks, blues, reds, oranges, brown and white. When we look at a piece of art, our eye sometimes deceives us. We see the surface colors. Next time looking at a piece of art, deliberately try to "break apart" the colorways. Look at the detail and you will see different shades, textures and hues. This often helps me when I go to color and shade a piece of artwork. I use a basic 24 color palette of colored pencils called Progresso. They are woodless and all pigment. They glide on the paper like butter and burnish to look like glass.
Gilbert, Arizona 1-4-15