Watercolour painting – Lesson 3

LESSON 3: Three colour sky

Sample 1:

I’ve mixed the correct colours up but not really integrated them into the composition well yet.

Sample 2:

This isn’t too bad and I’ve more white cloud here.

Sample 3:

Clouds and top of the sky is fine but the area closer to ground level has got wiped out and has no definition.

Sample 4:

Not bad, could be better.  I’ll move on to the next lesson and continue working on skies as a learn about landfall.

About Claire B

I'm a passionate printmaker, paper-maker and a poor sketcher (which I'm working to improve). I've stitched from early childhood and am a perpetual student, loving learning and participating in everything creative.
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2 Responses to Watercolour painting – Lesson 3

  1. nolaarcher says:

    Interesting! I am fascinated by the processes you’re learning.
    Clouds tend to be darker on the bottom, if that’s any help?

    • Claire B says:

      I know, but that’s the stage we’re up to. I was pretty surprised at the colour choice as well and will be trying some with grey at the base to see how they look. This third lesson was done quite differently to the first two and I’m not feeling my placement is as good with this ‘floating/running’ method and the paint board on an angle. Need to move on and continue practicing and trying my own colour choices.
      Mind you, I spend all my time looking at clouds now. I’m lucky not to have driven into the back of someone’s car when I’m out and about.

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