Colours used: Paynes grey (or neutral tint) Ultramarine, raw sienna, madder lake (or alizarin)
Sketch very loosely.
Make sure you mix enough, once you start you won't have time to remix!
- blue+paynes grey
- blue + madder + a little grey
- madder + sienna + a little grey
Dampen paper with clean water down to and
beyond the mountain line. Drop in your washes
watching constantly to make sure colour is flowing
and no hard eges are forming.
Dry thoughly - this means the paper MUST be
completely flat, otherwise effects are unpredicable.
Paint large areas again with clean water stroke the
Water gently avoid removing the paint on the first layer
Drop in darker tones of the previous colours + some
paynes grey. Leave some areas with only layer 1
Dampen other areas and add the lake in same tones
Mix up some darks for the foreground, try to vary
the tones and colours for more interest. Darkest
darks in the foreground to give aeriel perspective
Lastly add the suns rays shining through the cloud
with some white gouache. These must come from a
dark area and should be painted with 1 fast stroke