I have been painting skies and landscape for almost two weeks now. I pair those two elements together because a landscape appreciates a sky and vice versa. It is challenging to paint skies because there is a tendency to overwork things and therefore run the risk of ruining a painting. What I learned from this practice is to paint wet into wet to achieve those softened or feathery edges of the clouds. Leave enough white space using negative painting for the sky. The more detailed clouds can be painted right after when everything is dry.
I created a video on how to paint quick loose clouds. It isn’t as intimidating as one may think. I’m still learning as I paint. Come watch and try it for yourself.