Who knew painting could give you an adrenaline rush?!
Painting clouds is a great way to practice wet in wet technique without the stress of them having to look like anything. I was first led to paint these clouds when I wanted to try out using tape to paint around light rays. (inspired by the findings I demonstrated here https://youtube.com/shorts/6SywWZDhnAs )
Watch what happens in https://youtu.be/g33u8ki4R8I to see how my first watercolor of clouds goes. (Not great) For my second try, I made lots of changes to my approach. I ditched the tape, used a new color mix, used a different paper, and held my mouth a different way. Watch that version unfold at https://youtu.be/PBEWexAtEBA
Come join my clouds challenge that goes through April 15th on my Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/rachelswatercolorworkshop
Below are the free reference photo (my own photo) and line drawing
In other news...
I'm working on a gallery level piece - here's progress so far
I've got two sessions up on Patreon at the $13+ level so be sure to join to watch the excitement unfold! I've never had more of an adrenaline rush than when I was painting her fur - it was all sensory systems on deck and SO exciting!
I just finished this black cat commission and did not expect to turn it into a tutorial, but because I was a bit on my toes (I painted this for another artist) I tried a lot of new approaches. This tutorial is choc full of experiments, held breath moments, and the best of my painting. It is available to my $5+ online students and includes dry brush, luscious wet cream consistency darks, abstract backgrounds created with tape, push technique for furry textures, and much more!
Join www.patreon.com/rachelsstudio to get in on all the fun watercolor adventures!