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Understanding the various cloud types gives one more confidence when painting them.
   Introduction:

Shown below are various types of clouds ranging from low to high altitude formations. There are no demonstrations for these. However, to clarify the painting procedures, links are provided to demos.

The information here is very useful for the landscape painter. With a basic technical understanding of cloud types, You'll create your paintings with more confidence.

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Refer to the Cirrus demo
Lenticular

Strong winds over rugged terrain produces these unusually shaped clouds. At times, their shapes are so well defined that they resemble flying sucers. These are mid-altitude clouds with multiple layers.

Go to the Cirrus demo for painting instructions.


Awesome appearance with the setting sun
Altocumulus


Altocumulus clouds has a characteristic which its higher altitude cousin (cirro cumulus) does not have. Its rounded masses or linear bands is always shaded.

Go to the Cirrus demo for painting instructions.



This cloud type is generally seen in clusters
Stratocumulus


Stratocumulus are low altitude lumpy clouds. Their color varies from light gray to dark gray. They are usually clustered together but are also seen widely scattered.

Percipitation sometimes accompany stratocumulus clouds.

Go to the Cumulonimbus demo for painting instructions.



These clouds are seen on cold and wet days
Nimbostratus


Nimbostratus are dark low level clouds. They produce a steady rain fall and sometimes snow when the temperatures are cold enough.

Go to the Cumulonimbus demo for painting instructions.


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