Paint - Foreground
Alizarin Crimson (perm)
Paint - Sky
1” Flat Brush
1” Bristle Brush
3” Hake Brush
#2 Rigger Brush
Old Towel to wipe
your brushes on
© john lovett MMVIII
Simple Skies 2 - Wet in Wet - drop in
This type of sky takes a loose random approach, but results in some great atmospheric swirls that add scale and grandeur
to your paintings.
Let the water do the work
The temptation is always to interfere and adjust things, but try and leave the dropped in Cobalt to swirl and settle.
You may find it easier to lay your board flat for this wash.
Centre of interest
The main shape in the sky should lead down to your centre of interest. Keep this in mind as you drop in the Cobalt Blue
Have an old towel handy to keep your hake brush as dry as possible when you feather out the sky
Prussian or Windsor blue can be used if you don’t have Phthalo Blue. Indian Yellow can be used in place of
Quinacridone Gold. Rose Madder can replace Permanent Rose