Cumulus clouds are heavy with moisture and maintain a nebulous quality.

How can this be captured in paint?

I chose to apply thin glazes of transparent oil paint diluted in a medium of Dammar varnish, thickened linseed oil and gum turpentine.

Colour is built up one layer at a time and once dry, it shifts and deepens slightly. It’s like magic.

In this piece, I sought to give the clouds an internal glow that’s coming from the last light of the day on the right.