How to Paint Clouds

Clouds and sky can really help to set the mood and atmosphere of your painting. They can really enhance and compliment a landscape, can assist in a harmonious composition and add drama to a painting. Whenever I paint and landscape or seascape I nearly always add some clouds.

In this painting tutorial I will show you how to paint clouds as well as colours you can use for mixing cloud tones. There are obviously hundreds of different clouds and skies that you can paint but this painting focuses on painting typical ‘fluffy’ cumulous clouds that looks like floating cotton wool and have flat bases.