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greatbadger

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on: June 26, 2011, 08:20:14 AM
Hi all

I love to paint landscapes and as the sky is an important part of that its a real struggle to get it right. A variegated wash is not a problem but its the clouds I find the hardest as anyone got any suggestions on how to do it?

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Pauline


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Reply #1 on: June 26, 2011, 08:32:46 AM
Hi Pauline... there are a number of ways to do clouds. They can be lifted out by rolling a brush across the sky in the area you want them, or lifted by using a paper towel.  In any case, the paint must be quite wet to lift effectively. Took some practice and a bit of experimentation to figure out when best to lift them. Its pretty much all a matter or timing.  :painting:
I also found when I first started that the rougher the paper the more problem I had. Try practicing on a fairly smooth paper first.
If you still have troubles, I'd call in Dennis, our master of watercolour!  :smart:
Cheers, Val

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Reply #2 on: June 26, 2011, 10:28:25 PM
I have a tough time with skies and clouds working with oils sometimes.  But Pauline, you are quite a prolific water color artist O0 You do GREAT work :flowers:I just LOVED looking at your gallery of pictures. :cheering: :cheering: I can tell that painting makes you very happy and I am so inspired by you :yippee: I wish I had your time and energy, but for a few weeks I'm busy taking grandkids to swimming, music and art classes.  All I can do right now is think about what I'm going to paint when they go back to school in August. Thanks for sharing :hug: :hug: :hug: :painting: :painting: :painting: :flowers: :flowers: :flowers:


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Reply #3 on: June 27, 2011, 12:20:06 AM
and you thought your days of carting the kids around were over eh Liz  :-X


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Reply #4 on: June 27, 2011, 02:25:25 PM
I appreciate your sympathy :flowers: Here are jokes that my husband sometimes shares with folks. We have 7 beautiful grandchildren from the league of nations (racially mixed).

"If I knew grandchildren were so enjoyable, I would have had them first." The other that goes with it is: "Grandchildren are our reward for tolerating our children!" Thanks anyway. :2funny:?


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Reply #5 on: June 27, 2011, 05:11:27 PM
 ;D


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Reply #6 on: June 27, 2011, 11:43:31 PM
Well said.  :clap: :2funny: :2funny:
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Reply #7 on: June 30, 2011, 09:42:43 AM
Thank you for your suggestions I will give the smoother paper a try I have always painted on rough so will be new thing for me to try.

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