Clouds Watercolor Painting

I am taking a watercolor class this summer at the local recreation and parks department.  Our first real painting assignment was to paint a picture of clouds.  No, it couldn't be just a white cloud on white paper.  This was a great assignment, because it is actually one that I do with my 5th and 6th grade students.  Now I will know some new tips and techniques to share with them.   You can see their beautiful pictures at my other blog:  Vivid Layers.

Our current assignment is grass, so I chose a photo with lots of rolling hills and some trees to paint.  I am about half way finished on that one. 

19 comments

art2cee2 said...

Very pretty. You know clouds are my most favorite thing to paint. I put them in almost everything, even when they shouldn't be there. :-)

Barbara Hagerty said...

Beautiful!

WrightStuff said...

Looks like a windy summer day. I work with the cloud (the virtual one) so it's nice to see a real one for a change!

Cynthia Schelzig said...

Gorgeous sky!

Netty said...

Terrific sky, Happy PPF, Annette x

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

Beautiful- I love how much movement you created with your colors- gorgeous!
Happy PPF,
Stephanie

Julie said...

This is a pretty painting! Happy PPF!

SHERI C said...

Gorgeous color choices! I really like this piece! HAPPY PPF!

Darla said...

It looks very fresh and good strong color. Clouds are not easy.

Marlene said...

Great job on the clouds. This looks like a sky that is trying to get a storm on.

Giggles said...

Pretty, love the colors and movement!
Happy ppf!
Hugs Giggles

Fallingladies said...

lovely!

Kristin Dudish said...

I absolutely love the vibrance and movement in these clouds... beautiful! How great to have new techniques to share with your students too :)

I look forward to seeing your rolling hills...

xo
Kristin

EVA said...

great clouds!! I find them such a challenge to paint. Yours are wonderful and full of movement.

Marcia said...

Thanks everyone! It is a very fun project to try. the kids I teach are amazed at how many different ways there are to paint clouds.

Anne said...

So pretty! Love the colors and movement in this piece!

Happy PPF!

Hybrid J said...

Energetic cloud movement. Well Done!

wednesday said...

Beautiful, I especially love the soft green grass and hills.

Denni said...

You do wonders with watercolor! Inspiring!