How to Paint a Basic Sunset | Acrylic Painting

How to Paint a Basic Sunset | Acrylic Painting


Hi, I’m Linda. I created a company called Paint Along. Check us out at paintalongnyc.com. We have really fun painting workshops in Nashville
and New York. We’re gonna start by using our 1.5 inch flat
brush and the yellow paint for the sun. First thing we’re gonna do is establish the
horizon line on the canvas. It’s a good idea to stay away from the very
center of the canvas. Its more intereting if your just above or
just below the center point of the canvas. So, i’m going to start about an inch below
and i’m go ahead to put a line going straight across the canvas. I like my sun to be somewhere on the left
hand side of the canvas so i’m just going to pick a spot and draw my sun in. I’m going to take my yellow paint and i’m
going bring some of the yellow paint out in the sky are. What i’m going to do is pick up a little bit
if the red on the brush and I’m gonna start blending it right into this yellow paint. You want to do flat strokes going straight
across and as you get next to your sun just try to make a nice straight line coming around
the sun, blending whatever color is on your brush into the sun. I’m not trying to push down to hard on the
brush. I just want to the colors to kinda naturally
have a streak to them. Next thing im going to do is i’m going to
take some of this straight red paint and i’m going to let the colors get gradually darker
and darker as I go up to the top portion of the canvas and i’m going to blend it down
into the paint I alrady have on the canvas. I’m going to come straight across. Once again I want it to be a little bit streaky
and irrigated so i’m going to let some of those other colors kinda shine through. Now i’m going to take my red paint and going
up a couple of steps and i’m going to introduce a new color. This is a magenta red and it will just give
us a nice warm blend. The next thing i’m going to do is take this
magenta red up a little bit further and i’m going to blend my purple tones into this magents
red. This is the purple paint and i’m coming down
from the top, just on the upper inch to inch and a half and I’m also going to try to fill
in all rest of the white spots on the canvas. Letting these colors just gradually go from
one to the next and thats how you you do your basic sunset.

80 thoughts on “How to Paint a Basic Sunset | Acrylic Painting

  1. I learned so much from this I had a project in art that needs painting and this really helped tnx allot πŸ˜€

  2. Love this video! Already getting my paint and canvas ready πŸ™‚ but what do you think would look nice for the rest of the painting? (The lower portion that she still left blank on the canvas)

  3. Very excellent. I needed to learn how to paint a sunset, I'll be entering an art show soon and every sunset I tried to paint didn't turn out so well. This was very helpful πŸ˜ƒ

  4. Some people dont realize this videos supposed to be teaching you how to blend the colors she doesnt have to paint the entire painting :/

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