CrosswalkPosted: October 17, 2013
On Thursday mornings I have one hour to paint before I go to class so most of this was done during that time. I tried to capture the street scene with the most simple of shapes, adding a few finishing touches like the power lines during my lunch hour. The sky was pretty dramatic at that hour so I started with a pale raw sienna wash and then added my cloud colours into the wet. For the darker clouds I used a classic Ron Ranson mix of Alizarin and Payne’s Grey and then added some ultramarine, dabbing with my cloth to reclaim some of the whites. If you like painting skies I would highly recommend Ranson’s book “Ron Ranson On Skies“. I found it at a used bookshop but it seems that it’s still available at Amazon.