This was another sketch done quickly when out cycling last weekend. I dropped off the road onto the canal pathway, trying to find a good view of the evening light filtering through low fast moving clouds. This scene was on the other side of the water. As the composition evolved, I had left no room to show the reflections which extended to my feet.
Here are two views, the first as completed outside. I have put quite heavy tones into the sky then worked over this with white crayon. The marks extended unevenly onto the trees giving more definition to those darkly drawn shapes. At home, I painted back over the sky with white gouache, then sanded this back and scraped back over it with crayon, aiming for more subtle variations of tone and light. I also worked in pen and crayon to give more definition to the houses and foreground field.