The Official Michael James Smith painting school. - 60 lessons in Michael's own art school - New lesson added every month! Learn to paint with me on my ONE AND ONLY online painting school. Enjoy 40 full length, real time painting video tutorials. New lesson added every month. From beginner to advanced. Paint along with me to learn the techniques to produce realistic landscape, portrait and still life paintings.
This sky lesson has been designed with the beginner in mind. It’s quite a busy sky, with smooth transitions between the different colours. It takes a little practice to achieve the softness but it’s such an important skill to master for photorealistic artworks. This lesson will give you the confidence needed to tackle almost any sunny sky or area of a painting that needs to be soft in focus. It’s not as easy as it looks but at just under 1:30mins you can fit it in between paintings (or cups of tea)!
Panel Size: 8 x 13
Brushes used in this lesson: Michael James Smith Professional Brush Set
In August 2019 Michael switched brush manufacturers and as a result the series numbers/names are different in some of the lessons. In order to be able to complete the lessons regardless of which set you’re using we have put together a chart which lists the equivalent brushes from both sets.
Acrylic paints used in this lesson:
Oil paints used in this lesson:
Cadmium Yellow Light