I’ve always been inspired to paint the sky. Daytime sky, starry nights, storms, and tranquil sunsets always feel calming and refreshing to paint. There’s something so loose and vast about the sky—watercolor is the perfect medium to use because of its unpredictable, loose nature. With some help from mixed media, you’ll be able to create simple and delightful horizons.
PREPARING YOUR SURFACE FOR PAINTING SKIES
For the series of skies in this chapter, I demonstrate techniques within large circles, protecting the outer edges with masking fluid. Painting mixed-media textures is the perfect opportunity to use this complementary watercolor ...