How to Paint Clouds

How to Paint Clouds

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Below is a short video lesson showing how to paint clouds the easy way.
I have found this lesson not only useful for artist or the amature painter but also for the model train enthusiest when painting background scenery.

Paint sky and clouds in oil or acrylic

Easy to Follow – Step by Step Tuition.
Videos – Clouds, Mountains and Water may be Downloaded FREE


Painted clouds come with practice. Most established landscape artists have a certain unique style about there clouds. You can practice clouds on scraps of canvas and become familiar with the brush strokes and the colors used to give the clouds the required shape. tones-clouds Paint an undercoat in the color of your sky, remember to blend your sky from dark at the top to very pale at the bottom. (white even) Then you can paint your clouds over a dry sky or paint wet-on-wet. Keep the clouds big, at the top of the sky and smaller, in the distance. A grey can be mixed using Cobalt Blue, a little Crimson and a very little Raw Sienna.
This short video is one of three lessons on the FREE DOWNLOAD
A golden glow is produced by adding the littlest tint of Burnt Sienna to the white at the top of the clouds. You must keep your grey tones soft; there is very little tonal difference between dark and light clouds.
A short video tutorial showing how to paint clouds in oil or acrylic.
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by Len Hend

Updated: February 27, 2015 — 3:13 pm


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  1. Would love tips on realistic skin tones

    1. Sorry Jan I’m a landscape painter, can,t help you with skin tones.

  2. I would like to use the simplest method to paint realistic storm clouds

  3. Could you help me, I want to paint a sky and I need some tips

    1. Hi Cullum
      There are heaps of tips on this website in the way of tutorial videos – also Chinny and The River on my YouTube is a great sky
      If you need something for a special sky then best to go to my contact page and email me. Len

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