How to Paint Clouds in Oils or Acrylic
Paint clouds and sky in oils or acrylics.
Paint clouds the easy way in oils or acrylics.
Below is a short video lesson showing the easy way to paint clouds.
I have found this lesson not only useful for artist or the amateur painter but also for the model train enthusiast when painting background scenery for their model railways.
Easy to Follow – Step by Step Tuition.
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.
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.
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 colors in the clouds.
See here the short video tutorial showing how to paint clouds in oil or acrylic, if you are needing to loosen up with your painting then try painting a few clouds with your eyes shut.