"Majestic One", 6 x 8" plein air oil painting on board
This painting was done as a demonstration for my plein air workshop at the Leighton Centre. I was trying to show the students how to capture rapidly moving clouds. The key is to find a cloud motif that you like and draw that in. Paint the landscape so it looks like there are clouds scurrying by -ie: show some light and shadow patterns on the land. Then use whatever clouds are present to get the colours and values of the clouds, and then paint the shapes you have previously drawn.
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