This is a great watercolor video tutorial with a harmonious backing track which delivers exactly what it says in the title. If you are looking for new and interesting ways to paint clouds in watercolor then this is a brilliant video to learn from as it is quick, effective and aimed at the beginner to intermediate artist!
At the beginning of this watercolor tutorial the artist turns his watercolor pad upside down on the table top easel and begins painting in a warm orange/red with his large natural bristled rough brush. He starts from the middle of the paper with the darkest shade of red/orange and allows it to fade out and become almost transparent as the brush reaches the bottom of the page. Once the bottom half of the page is covered in this soft red/orange the artist uses a hair dryer to completely dry it.
Once dried, the watercolor pad is turned over 180 degrees again so this orange wash now becomes the sky above the horizon line. Now with an ultramarine blue wash he arcs over the middle of the horizon line forming a semi circle in the middle of the page. He uses the rough brush again to apply this wash. This blue wash acts as another layer to the sky and begins to form a tranquil sunset atmosphere within the skyline.
Using scrunched up tissue paper the watercolor artist blots randomly at areas on top of this blue wash to remove excess areas of water and paint to unveil organic and natural fluffy clouds within his sky. These clouds are then simply added to by way of applying an alizerine crimson mix to the bottom of them once again with the rough brush to instantly give them a three dimensional appearance and purpose within the sky.
This art video is very quick and shows how you can paint something very inspiring using watercolor and just one brush ready to mount on your wall to admire and enjoy. there are many other tutorials surrounding watercolors on artisan so feel free to use the ‘search’ tab for a more specific video or alternatively just click on the ‘watercolor’ tab at the top or side of the page.