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Classic: How To Paint A Seascape

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Step 4: Shadows And Clouds


Add a little Cobalt Blue to the sky’s color on your palette and paint the shadows underneath the clouds, then add some darker blue for a hazy effect near the horizon line by mixing in Ultramarine Blue and Alizarin Crimson. Keep softening the edges of the clouds with a clean, wet brush and paper towel. You can also add darker shadows under the clouds by mixing Ultramarine Blue, Cerulean Blue, and a touch of Payne’s Gray. It helps give the clouds more structure and volume. When you’re done, let the painting dry completely before moving on to the next step.