Observations and thoughts about the fine art of painting
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Cloudy with chance of showers
Painting clouds is an exercise in subtlety...subtle color and value changes, and clouds are not white and grey. This was a class demo in acrylic on stretched canvas (12'X17"). Acrylic paint does not blend nearly as easily as oil (acrylic paint dries within about 5 to 12 minutes!). I used flat brushes and a VERY LIGHT touch for color glazing and value blending. As California goes into summer so too does the it go into a drought. No wonder that every time it rains, I thoroughly enjoy the event!