Beautiful fluffy white clouds – Watercolor demonstration – Intermediate lesson

Watercolor painting of a rugged seascape with fluffy white clouds
“Fluffy white clouds”


This is Shikashima island. I visited this place in 2016 with my family. It is a small island and it only took about 15 minutes to drive around it. On the far side of the island, I came across a rugged seascape with beautiful fluffy white clouds. 


In the video lesson below, I will show you how to paint this scene in 5 simple stages.

Main materials

4 brushes

Flat brush25 mm diameter (1″)
Mop or quill brush10 mm diameter (just over 3/8”)
Pointed oval10 mm diameter (3/5”)
Bamboo brushLong and thin

5 paints

Phthalo Blue (Red Shade)Ultramarine blue is also okay.
Cobalt Turquoise LightCerulean is also okay.
Permanent Alizarin CrimsonAny cool red is okay, even a warm red will do.
Yellow Ochre
Titanium whiteAny white will do.

Note: If you don’t have these colors and can’t wait, then just use the colors you’ve got.


Watercolor paper34 x 24 cms (13” x 10”)

Note: I recommend a spiral bound pad.

Reference photo

Reference painting

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