Easy Watercolor Landscape: Painting A Vineyard In Napa Valley
Step 8: Planning And Painting A Wet-On-Wet Sky
The next step is to work on the sky. As it’s best to paint it in one go, Bill recommends coming up with a plan of action before painting. He decides to use the wet-in-wet technique with Peacock Blue for a sunny feeling, and add a few clouds to liven up the watercolor landscape. To do this, wet the sky area with water, then drop in the blue paint. Work quickly so the paper doesn’t dry before you can finish, and let the water on the paper do its job. You only need a few well-placed brushstrokes to achieve a sky, so once you’ve got the impression down, just leave it be. Keep some areas white for clouds, and add a secondary color like Cobalt Violet Light to the sky to give it a more vibrant feel.