Originally Posted by lilruffian
I was thinking that too because I really can't see anything wrong with them other than that they may seem out of place in a desert sky
I think you both are right about the clouds being out of place in a desert scene. Although the clouds are pretty dramatic, the mood will have more of a dry/sweltering look without them. And that's probably important for the overall feel of the painting. That hadn't occurred to me before...
As an update: I haven't started the painting on the new canvas yet. Kinda dragging my feet to see if I hear back from him that he's changed his mind.
I just got my clean, new canvas in the mail today (I made sure to inspect it THOROUGHLY this time) and I'm thinking I'll begin working on it tomorrow. So I'll see if I can get new pics then :)