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How to Paint Desert Sky in Watercolor

40 free watercolor painting tutorials and painting demonstrations by Roland Lee. More free painting lessons each month. Select from the art lessons and watercolor painting demonstrations in the left-hand column. Click on individual images below for detailed description of the watercolor painting techniques used.


In a recent watercolor painting workshop I demonstrated how easy it is to paint skies in watercolor. For the sky in the painting above, I chose Yellow Ochre, Cadmium Red Light, and Ultramarine Blue, letting the pigments mingle in a wet in wet wash for the cloud shadows. I like to complete a sky in about 3 minutes then let it alone. This usually results in a natural looking sky with rich glowing colors in the cloud areas.

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