Thursday, November 13, 2008

Towering clouds


Towering Clouds
Watercolour, 10 x14 inches, 25 x 35 cm


This is another 'Big Sky' painting. It is composed entirely of blue and brown colours.

The sky is mostly French Ultramarine, with a little Winsor Blue towards the bottom. The clouds are ultramarine and Burnt Sienna. I used Ultramarine with a little Raw Umber to make a cool grey for the sea.

The distant hills, cliffs and foreshore were all Ultramarine and Burnt Sienna. These last two are my most used colours. Together they make a wide range of greys and browns and, when used at full strength, combine to give a colour close to black, but with a bit more vibrancy.

2 comments:

  1. I have to say Keith, you have a habit of making it look easy ... and it's not! :o)

    A lovely painting with a fabulous sky!

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  2. No it certainly isn't as easy as it looks. In the words of Thomas Edison - "1% inspiration and 99% perspiration"!

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