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How to paint skies

How to paint skies

Kersey, Geoff, author, illustrator

The sky is arguably the most important aspect of a landscape painting. In this practical and informative guide, Geoff Kersey shows you how to paint beautiful and dramatic skies in watercolour

Paperback, Book. English.
Published Tunbridge Wells, Kent: Search Press, 2017
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Statement of responsibility: Geoff Kersey
ISBN: 1782214208, 9781782214205
Note: Originally published: as Painting skies. 2006.
Note: Includes index.
Physical Description: 127 pages : illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 30 cm
Subject: Art and Design.; Watercolor painting Technique.; Skies in art.; Landscape painting Technique.
Uniform Title: Painting skies


  1. Introduction
  2. Materials
  3. Drawing and sketching
  4. Using photographs
  5. Composition
  6. Colour
  7. Creating perspective
  8. Techniques
  9. Projects
  10. Clear Sky in Winter
  11. Cloud Shadows
  12. Sky and Water
  13. Stormy Sky
  14. Light and Atmosphere
  15. Evening Light

Author note

Geoff Kersey is an experienced watercolour artist and is much in demand as a teacher and demonstrator. He lives and works in Derbyshire, where he has a studio, and he exhibits extensively. He has made many watercolour DVDs, contributes to various art publications and has written many best-selling watercolour books.