I'm not sure what you're using, but try using something like a cotton ball. I mostly deal with acrylics and have little experience with oil.
Try to always paint skies as quickly as you can to keep a fresh and immediate feel to any painting. In watercolour, it's usual to work wet in wet for skies. Damp the paper. Wet a large brush, mix 2 colours on it - blue and a wee bit yellow/alizarin or English light red for example, depending on the atmosphere you want to create. Sweep the brush back and forth horizontally, add water if it's too 'stripey'. Now 'lift' out areas using a circular motion with a round brush or paper towel. Check the shapes. Add more water to soften their edges.
Oils and acrylics; big brush- sweep in the sky using a min of 2 colours, Load another brush with white and scumble thick paint on fearlessly creating the shapes you want. Take a decorators brush and gently soften the edges where necessary.
"Glen Devon'by June McEwan,2010 oil painting.
thank you both for your suggestions! I can't wait to try both and see if I can finally add clouds to my repertoire.
by Betty Jo Petty 10 years ago
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by Mark 5 years ago
Is there a secret to using oils while painting?I am just starting painting with oils and they come out of the tube so thick I'm having a hard time using them.Is there a way to thin the oils before you put paint on the canvas without using mineral spirits,because mineral spirits wet what is already...
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