How to Paint Clouds in Oils Acrylics and Watercolor
How to paint clouds like a pro. Everyone likes a blue sky with clouds. Painting clouds realistically can be challenging. We all look at clouds as children and make things out of them. It's important to paint clouds, and the shadows and clouds in order to make it landscape jump.
Painted clouds come with lots of practice. Most landscape artists have a certain unique style about their clouds. Practice clouds on scraps of canvas with the brush strokes and the colors to be used later
How to paint 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. The sky usually gets lighter at the horizon. The sky is something you can watch every day. 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. Usually a cloud is darker on the bottom and the shape is usually on the top.