Painting skies with acrylic paint can be done by layering all the different colors and tones that a real sky can have. Enjoy a sunset or dawn with tips from an award-winning artist in this free video on painting techniques.
Hello. My name is Jacklyn Laflamme, and I'm a professional artist with JacklynLaflamme.com. In this clip, I want to give you some tips on how to paint a sky. You will need canvas. You will need paint. You will need paintbrushes. You will need a paint palette. You first want to start off with your base coat. So, as you can see, I'm just putting the finishing touches here on the base coat, and basically I'm just dragging my brush across. So, that would be the base coat. Once the base coat is dry, then you can start working on fading out the colors of the sky. If you think about a sky, you want to just start with a little bit of a darker color on top, so I'm just going to dip my brush into a little bit of a darker turquoise, and I'm just going to start pulling the brush across the canvas. And you can see how that is blending in, and what you want to do is keep your brush moving back and forth on the canvas, and just fade out those colors from the dark to the light, and just fade them out and fade them out. And then you can take your brush and dip it in the white, and start at the bottom with the white, and just work your way up to start fading out the colors. The last thing you want to do is start to work on a technique for the sky, and that would be the detail. So, you want to detail the clouds. We're going to dip the brush into the white paint, and we're just going to start putting in some detail, and you see just with some simple brushstrokes, you can just get the idea of some puffy clouds. Just like this. And you can do another one--little one--behind, and then you can just take your brush and just drag that along, and you see how you get that like puffy cloud feeling here? Just drag it along and then just go back. And you can just keep playing with it while the paint is still wet. This is Jacklyn Laflamme. Thank you for watching.