Sunday, 17 July 2011

'Boscombe Skies'

On a recent painting course in Dorset, our subject was painting sea and sky. The last time I ran such a course we had an entire week of clear blue sky. Now, ordinarily, I wouldn't have much of a problem with that. However, painting-wise, it doesn't present much interest and a week of it can be pretty dull - even if the sky is not!
This time though, we had some fantastic clouds to work with and spent a morning on the cliffs just painting the view out to sea. I painted these sketches in between helping my students with their own paintings.
You just can't beat painting skies from life. If you want to create convincing skies, grab the chance to paint them at every opportunity.