Colourful, bold, Impressionist cloud painting in watercolours captures the mood of the day near Warwick, Queensland.
A limited palette of three tubes of paint and mixing them has provided more than enough colours to create a lovely sense of aerial perspective.
Notice the warmer orange browns are in the foreground and the cooler colours, grey greens are further in the distance. This is a great tool to help you obtain a sense of depth.
This is just one of the many charts I’ve done using the 3 tubes of paint: cobalt blue pb28 permanent rose pv19 winsor lemon py175
To paint with freedom and boldness – I chose to work on dry paper. I find I make much more definite, free, confident and sure brush strokes using dry paper than wet. (Most of the time!)
With Dry paper it allows me to use the white of the paper, for the lovely white edges of the clouds. I swept the cobalt in a diagonal direction to help lead the eye into the painting, making sure the cobalt was darker on top and lighter at the horizon.