Another cloud method

by Lorenz
(Germany)

As a beginner, I am still fiddling around with clouds. Another potentially successful method seems to be the following:


Make the whole sky area quite wet, wait for half a minute. Stipple with blue color around the intended clouds, thus roughly sketching the form. Doing so, put in some "twigs and branches" if you like. Then fill the non-cloud areas with the same colour (or varying colours). Then, immediately after, stipple-blend the rims of the clouds with a moist (never wet and never dry) brush (or sponge), quickly zigzagging along the rims, inside and outside the blue.

Now and then clean the brush with some moist paper cloth or similar. All this must be done relatively fast, while the paper is still quite wet. After that action, lean back and relax, watching the clouds taking their final form.

I believe Bob used a similar method in his painting of the village scene with a pond and cricket match (Wrea Green).

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clouds are great
by: Anonymous

You say you are a beginner, but this is a
marvelous painting of sky and clouds. I've been
painting with watercolor for many years, and
I am impressed!

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stipple-blend
by: Anonymous

To anonymous: I mean blending by stippling into and out of a coloured area (e.g. in a zigzag line). So that colour ist taken out of the coloured area into then white.

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Clouds
by: Mary

Well done lorenre i will try this way the next time.

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Super!
by: Anonymous

Excellent demo, the clouds look really realistic.

Doug

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What is stipple-blend ?
by: Anonymous

Please explain what you mean by 'stipple-blend'.

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clouds
by: Mary

I too will try this ...thanks bunches

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Clouds
by: Marilyn

This is really life-like. I have a lot of trouble with clouds. I will certainly try this one.

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Another Cloud Method
by: Mops

Thank you Lorenz....always looking for help with clouds.
Mops

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clouds
by: Karen

I know how you felt, I struggled with sky's as well, and then it all clicked. This is beautiful, you have done it really well.

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clouds
by: Dorothy Cambs UK

Extremely well done Lorenze best demo I have ever seen of clouds, and you're still learning great stuff

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