Step 3:

Continue using the same brush and combinations of previous mixes. Continue blocking in the sky area as seen at right. Work quickly and use random angled strokes in order to continue painting the atmospheric feeling within the sky. Some of the upper sky areas will begin to dry at this point. Do not worry as one of the great things about acrylics is the ability to glaze layers of transparent colors over previously dried areas.


Step 4:

As you mover toward the bottom of theskyscape, add more cadmium red light and cadmium yellow light for a more rich color around the light glow area in the lower center. Use white and cadmium yellow light in the area where the sun will peek through.

Step 5:

Mix a soft blue-gray using a mix of white, ultramarine blue + speck of cadmium red light.

Use your 1/2" bright brush and vary the stroke and color value within the clouds from light to dark. Try to stay within the middle value scale and do not make the range too wide. Create a smaller, forward cloud form using slightly darker mixes of the gray. Begin adding a glow to the bottom of the cloud using mixes of white + speck of yellow ochre + speck cadmium red light. Add this to the bottom areas.

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