Sky :: Ciel

I had just a tiny timeframe today to paint… so when I arrived at this scene, I decided to paint the skies as I need practice with them… but kept on painting and could not stop.

To paint this sky I first wet it with clear water stopping at the edge of the mountain. Then I let it dry halfway through and began to put in the Cerulean and Yellow Ochre. I finished by adding some Alizarin Crimson.

Je voulais seulement peindre le ciel aujourd’hui… et je n’ai pas pu résister, et j’ai tout peint mais à une grande vitesse car j’avais très peu de temps. Pour le ciel, j’ai mouillé mon papier en peignant avec de l’eau claire jusqu’au bord de la montagne. J’ai laissé sécher un peu et ensuite j’ai mis le blue céruleen and le jaune ochre.

Paper: Moleskine Sketchbook
Colours: Yellow Ochre, Cerulean Blue, Prussian Blue and Burnt Sienna and Alizarin Crimson


About Jane Hannah

Canadian graphic artist, painter, sketcher, typographer, calligrapher and teacher at Cégep John Abbott College in Québec, Canada. Jane Hannah also has a website for her students at and a main blog at She is also part of the Montreal Urban Sketchers.
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4 Responses to Sky :: Ciel

  1. Judy Brannon says:

    Wow, this is beautiful! Love it.


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