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
stormy1   stormy2

 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

DRY thoughly

stormy3   stormy4

 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

stormy final    

 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