Paint - Foreground
Alizarin Crimson (perm)
Paint - Sky
1Ē Flat Brush
#2 Rigger Brush
Old Towel to wipe
your brushes on
© john lovett MMVIII
Simple Skies 1 - Transparent Graded wash
This demonstration shows a really simple way to
paint an effective, atmospheric sky. Permanent Rose and Cobalt Blue are both transparent non staining colors. Glazed over one another they produce
beautiful luminous washes
Transparent non staining colors can be built up wash over wash over wash, so err on the side of weakness, you
can always go back and build up the intensity
Don't forget to vary the edges against the sky when you put your foreground in.
Tilting your work surface slightly will help you make nice even gradations.
Around 1:6 is steep enough.
Prussian or Windsor blue can be used if you donít have Phthalo Blue. Indian Yellow can be used in place of
Quinacridone Gold. Rose Madder can replace Permanent Rose