A Blog Subscriber’s Tussle with Clouds

Today's Blog is for those of you who enjoy painting either as beginners or experienced artists and know how difficult it is to paint clouds.

As part of our exploration into light and images of later in the day, I thought I would share an update on the painting being created by K of Wheelers Hill- with very little help from me.

This is how he started.

Then onto the sky and the start of the clouds.

K likes dramatic light as you can see here in the light from the setting sun - from pale orange to deep red and even purple in the darkening sky.
The clouds closest to the sun's rays have been given a touch of gold. Those further away are much darker and this is where we arrived at today. The tussle is with the ones in the lower right corner. Apart from the clouds K has added in a delicate tree line just above what will become the vineyard. This subtle line of trees gives contrast to the drama going on in the sky.

But K came back the same night as he is a real artist and couldn't sleep until he got his clouds just right. He wiped off the morning's effort and started again. And this is the result.

This young man has am image of how he wants the end product to look. In his MindStudio he can see the light, the effects he is striving to create. I'm looking forward to his next session with me.

Anne Newman

Oil Painter in realistic genre style, predominantly buildings and people. To continue the discussion contact Anne on anewman@netspace.net.au or phone +61 407 516 522

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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