Monday, September 12, 2011

Mocked by reality

I painted a nursery cloud ceiling on Sunday. I have a pretty good technique for getting a reasonable amount of realism, in a very short amount of time. 1/2 day without rushing at all, and all with a 2" chip brush. Yep, I get a little self-congratulatory every time I do this scheme.

Then I happened to glance out the window to see this:

...and then this:

My puny little nursery puffs and I were mocked the entire trip home.


Mary Addison Hackett said...


Nomi Lubin said...

"Yep, I get a little self-congratulatory every time I do this scheme."

Well deserved. Those "real" clouds would scare the baby.

Cyndi ✪ Blue Star said...

My daughter wants to paint clouds on her nursery ceiling. Are you willing to share your technique secrets?

Carla said...

I use just white paint in a glaze, add water if necessary. I apply with a cheap bristle "chip brush", the kind that are considered disposable. They work best for this and for many paint techniques.

I use a fairly scrubbing motion in applying the glaze.

The rest is trial and error application. If she's an experienced painter, she'll get good results quickly. If inexperienced, then it may take a lot more practice to get good results. I've been practicing for 20+ years.