A crisp blue sky with wispy clouds is so uplifting.
But have you tried to paint skies in watercolour?
You might have felt that you ought to use some wet-in-wet techniques. But they can be unpredictable and can quickly get messy.
Whilst it may be tempting to reach for a different medium to portray your skies, it’s really worth sticking with watercolour for this job. In my opinion, there is nothing better than watercolour at capturing the delicate weightlessness of clouds. After all, water is what clouds are made of!
So in this video I show you an enjoyable and reliable method to layer up and get your skies looking exactly the way you want them.
It’s slower than a wet-in-wet approach but hey, what’s the rush? Slow down and relax into it.
There is something deeply meditative about painting skies, particularly when you take your time over them.
Have you painted skies in watercolour before? What techniques have you tried, and how have you found them? Were there any aspects you particularly struggled with? Have you developed your own methods for achieving the result you wanted?
If you found this video helpful, or if you’d like to share your own experience of painting skies in watercolour, please leave me a comment below, I love to read them!