30 Paintings in 30 Days – Rainbow Clouds

Oh boy, this painting took too long. Two evenings, something like 8 hours total, just for some clouds. The paint overblended too easily so I ended up having to wait for layers to dry before trying to smudge it into softer cloud forms. Perhaps if I had used a different cloud-making technique with lots of diluted paint and careful shadowing it’d have been faster. I wanted something spirited. Rainbow. Pride even. Usually I add birds to my skies but in this case the clouds themselves are like little people, creatures.   Rainbow Clouds                 Rainbow Clouds 2                     Rainbow Clouds 3                           The canvas is 30 x 80 cm / 12 x 31 inches. Acrylic paint.