Learn to Paint Towering Summer Evening Clouds In Watercolor
In this watercolor painting lesson you’ll learn how to paint those towering, puffy clouds that are seen so often in the summer evening sky. We’ll light them with bright warm light and show the three dimensional form with colorful shade and shadow.
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Paint Towering Summer Evening Clouds
The look of the summer sky changes through out the day. Often, on hot and humid days, cumulus clouds have built up to the point that they are towering over the landscape. These tall clouds catch the rays of light from the setting sun in dramatic ways. In this watercolor painting lesson, we focus on the methods and techniques that will help you paint these clouds successfully.
Drawing Layout For Any Painting
One note on the drawing layout. The downloadable layouts are done with heavy lines to make it easy to see and copy onto your watercolor paper. It is best not to draw the lines too heavy on your paper, especially in the sky, since there is a good chance the lines will show through the paint. It’s not a deal-breaker, but those heavy pencil lines are sometimes a distraction.
What you’ll need
- Brushes – 1 1/2″ Flat, 1/4″ Flat, Medium Round, Small Round.
- Colors – Cadmium Yellow Medium, Raw Sienna, Daniel Smith Permanent Alizarin Crimson, Winsor Newton French Ultramarine Blue
- Watercolor paper – preferably Arches 140lb Cold Press cut to about 6″ x 9″ or so
Get ready, turn on the video and let’s jump in!