This course of three live workshops will teach you how to paint a range of varied cloud formations and skyscapes using watercolour. As you learn and use different techniques and approaches to depicting the sky, we will inspire you with cloud poetry and simple explanations for why the clouds look the way they do. Whether you are an experienced watercolour artist or you’ve never painted before, this course will encourage you to experiment with adding drama and emotion into a landscape painting using the sky. The workshops will be led by artist Donna Levinstone (Member 1,082) and Cloud Appreciation Society founder Gavin Pretor-Pinney (Member 001) as live Zoom meetings.
As workshop participants put into practice Donna’s sky painting advice and techniques, Gavin Pretor-Pinney will share cloud knowledge, quotations and readings to inspire them. His words can wash over us as we focus on our cloud studies. While learning to paint the ever-changing forms of the clouds, you will gain an understanding of how clouds work and form a deeper appreciation of the beauty of the sky.
Materials you will need:
All you will need for this course workshop are some basic materials.
- Any standard watercolour paint set. (Some fairly inexpensive options are this or this).
- Any basic small brush (if one doesn’t already come with your paint set).
- A pad of standard watercolour paper. The size of the pages is up to you.
- A few sheets of paper towel or tissue. This is helpful for one of the watercolour techniques Donna will be teaching.
- And if you want your watercolour sketches to look a little more pro, some 1-inch painter’s tape might be an idea. This is in no way essential, just a nice way to neaten up your paintings with a white border around. You could stick some tape along all four edges of a couple of sheets just before the workshop.