I include my own version in order to point out the main 'teaching points' for this painting:
- to experiment with a crumpled-paper(towel) effect for the stormy/cloudy sky (I likened it to texturing a wall at home with paint-dipped natural sponges);
- to practice leaving 'white space' when a dark or rich color will need to be 'covered' with a lighter one...it would be near impossible even with our terrific opaque watercolors - see especially where the long 'palomino' yellow grass overlaps the red of the closest, tiltiest barn;
- to realize that sometimes nothing other than a strip/stripe of permanently unpainted white paper will suffice to keep a visual distinction between darkish areas (where corners of buildings meet and where building sides meet roof edges);
- to be consistent in adding a touch greater 'detail' in the closest areas (foreground) of their picture, as that is closest to 'where the viewer is standing.'