Practice: Clouds at Different Heights with Blue Sky

This was an attempt to combine clouds with blue skies.  First, I used liquid latex to mask areas for the clouds, then I painted the blue sky. I knew that the sharp edges around the mask would need to be soften, as clouds are soft.  On some of the edges, I added water, before the blue pigment dried. This caused some blooming, which works well for clouds, and did soften the edges a bit.

I was fairly successful in the lower part of the sketch, but failed in the upper half.  I’m not sure if re-working the latter area would succeed, so I left it alone.

Each of my fails adds to the database that will help me succeed in future sketches.

Watercolor Sketch: Practice: Clouds with Blue Sky at Different Heights

Practice: Clouds at Different Heights with Blue Sky
Watercolor Sketch
4.5″x6″ 140# Cold Pressed Watercolor Paper

This sketch was loosely based on the photo below:

Photography: Sky Photography - Clouds with Blue Sky at Different Heights

Clouds at Different Heights with Blue Sky
Photo

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