I love skies. I find them easy to paint for the most part. And I love water. I enjoy painting water as well and usually I'm happy with the way it turns out. It's all the "tidily bits" in between I have trouble with... you know...the rest of the earth. But I'll put them in and take them out and paint them in and scape them out and just keep painting. Eventually I'm happy.
8x10" acrylic on museum-quality panel in a realistic style with expressive brushstrokes. I paint in the same way I did when I painted on oils so it has the same look as oil.