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Paint Towering Clouds In A Summer Sky

Wet-In-Wet Technique With Contrasting Rough Texture For Visual Interest


  • Working loosely for soft texture and easy blending
  • Adding rough brush technique for highlights and visual interest
  • Work with a limited Primary Triad for color harmony and unity

About This Lesson

Soft texture dominates in sky and clouds. In this lesson, you’ll use the wet-in-wet technique to create the soft textures and the subtle shifts of light to shade needed to represent these towering clouds.

The most difficult part of this painting is in reserving white space and using it to create contrasts of rough texture along the edges of the clouds.

What you’ll need:

  • Brushes – Large, Medium and Small Rounds
  • Colors – Cadmium Yellow, Cadmium Red, Cobalt Blue, Ultramarine Blue
  • Watercolor paper – preferably Arches 140lb ROUGH cut to about 7″ x 10″ or so


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