How to Create a Sunset Painting with Clouds Like a Pro

Have you had the chance to create a sunset painting with clouds? If not, then it is certainly time to try it. A sunset painting with clouds as your theme is one of the most fascinating ways to capture the beauty of an evening sky. The great thing about paintings like this is that they can last for years and will always look beautiful.

 

#DIY: How to Create Sunset Painting with Clouds on Your Own

Step 1:

The first step in creating a sunset painting with clouds on your own is to download photos of clouds over your favorite city or town. It can be a photo you’ve taken or one that you’ve found online. There are plenty of sites that can provide you with such photos, and you should take advantage of them.

Step 2:

Once you have found gorgeous sunsets from all over the world, you can put all of those images together into one giant photo. (You can do this in Photoshop!) Your photo of the sky will then be a combination of all of the photos you found. You can either use a grid system to determine where each photo should go or randomize it. It is up to you. Once you’ve put all the photos together, edit the final image to bring out the colors of the sky.

If you decided to only use one image as inspiration for the sky, still edit it to bring out the colors of the sky!

Step 3:

The next step is to select which color you want to paint in the clouds. You can either pick the color of the sky or a completely different color to create contrast - each option will give you a unique painting. You may need to experiment with this, but keep trying until you like the look and colors of each cloud that you like.

Additional Tips:

I recommend that your first painting lesson should be on how to paint a sunset sky. This way, you will know what to do and what not to do when painting a sunset sky before adding clouds. Once you’ve mastered painting the sky, you can add nuances. For example, you can add a light or dark cloud in the foreground. That will give the impression of a lighter or darker sky. This is great for beginners because it helps you understand how to paint clouds.

Finally, you should be excited about getting started on your project! Just remember that the sky is the most prominent visual feature in you sunset. Don't be intimidated by this because you're using the sunsets as your inspiration. With enough practice, you'll eventually develop your art skills to the point where you'll be able to paint sunsets like a pro. You too can create a sunset painting with clouds.