I decided to work on clouds this weekend. There are so many ways to make clouds. Who knew? I decided to start in the conventional way. In the painting above, I used only two colors, Titanium white and Indigo blue. The trees and hills came about by accident. I am not sure one would see as many fluffy clouds like these , but that wasn’t the point of the exercise. The main things is that I enjoyed myself when making them. 🙂
I went back to my book and decided to try my hand at painting clouds.
This is another small piece. I am going to work small until I am confident of working larger. I followed the lesson in the book. It was supposed to take 22 minutes. It took me about a half an hour, so I must be getting better. I had a few issues with the bottom half of the painting when adding the reflections, but I think I know how to overcome these when attempting something like this again, but from my own photo.
My clouds came out better than I expected, and the technique used here was similar to what we did in the class I had recently taken. It was good to complete a painting from start to finish without wondering how I was going to have to fix it as I did in my previous painting!
Spring is definitely in the air. Some days, the weather can’t make up its mind what it wants to do. Sometimes we get a little bit of everything.
Last Sunday, was a beautiful day. I went for a walk on the seafront. Looking towards Beachy Head, there was hardly a cloud in the sky. Looking towards The Pier, there were masses of clouds. It didn’t even rain! 🙂
It was a beautiful day for sailing and there were many people walking on the seafront. There was a lovely breeze and you could taste the sea air.
Wednesday evening, I walked along the seafront after work. Although we can’t actually watch the sunset over the water, we do get a lovely light in the sky as the sun is going down.
It would be great if we could have sunsets like these every evening.