This weekend seemed to revolve around clouds. Didn’t take me long to figure out that a lot more observation and cloud studies are on the menu. Clouds have many reflected colours and their shape is defined by shadows.
The molding paste that I used gave me the predetermined shapes with not too much forgiveness. As always I seem to stay pretty close to the bar theory when it comes to composition. With the first painting I started with a yellow ground which I think was very helpful as a starting off point. Forgot to use it on the last two however.
These are small scale paintings 6 X 12 and I am grateful that I finally found just the right rendering for these wooden panels. I seem to live dangerously when buying art supplies, sometimes I just go for the sizes and worry later how I will use them.
The colours used for the sky was a mix of manganese blue hue, titanium white and paynes gray. The sky and clouds have many glazes applied one at a time of quin burnt orange, yellow ochre, and hansa yellow. Shadows courtesy of micaceous iron oxide.
No brushes used in these paintings, only soft rags, palette knife and q tips.