Working in water-based media can often lead to "unintended consequences." In this case, the result worked. After completing the landscape, I worked and re-worked the sky, first adding big swaths of white, blue and pink clouds. The effect was "blotchy" and "chalky." About to give up, I gave it one last try: using a very wet cloth, I blended the colors, removing the top layers of paint. The result: a luminous sunset in the Land of Enchantment.