When painting moonlit night sky clouds, remember that these clouds will blend in more with background than daytime clouds. Discover how to paint moonlit night sky clouds with tips from an award-winning artist in this free video on acrylic painting.
Hello, I'm Jaclyn Laflamme. I'm a Professional Artist with jacklynlaflamme.com. In this clip, I'm going to show you how to paint moonlit night sky clouds. You will need a canvas. You will need acrylic paint. You will need paintbrushes. I already have my background laid out and the paint is dry. So, we kind of have, you know, a nice look at dusk. So, when painting our clouds, we're going to put, mix a little bit of white and a little bit of blue together on our brush and then we're just going to start applying the clouds. So, we're going to go with nice, kind of swirly strokes. And again, like I said, I have a little bit of blue and a little bit of white mixed in together. So, I'm going to go back and we're going to add a little bit of a darker blue underneath here just to get the highlights of the cloud. I'm going to wipe a little bit of paint off the brush, and I'm going to start blending in the colors because you're not really going to have white, puffy clouds at night. They're just going to kind of be blended more into the background. But, you want to have enough of the contrast so that you could see the cloud. And the clouds are going to be a little bit darker at the bottom. So, as you can see as I'm coming up, they're going to get a little brighter on the top. See how I'm doing that? 'Cause I have two tones on my brush. So, and you just keep mixing these puffy clouds together just like this, and eventually you will have your moonlit cloudy sky. This is Jacklyn Laflamme, thank you for watching.