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How to Paint a Sky Using Acrylics

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Acrylic Painting Of Blue Sky and Clouds

With its ever changing hues and shades, the sky has always been a fascinating subject, especially in art. It sets the mood for a landscape painting, it serves as an essential backdrop for any outdoor portrait, and it never fails to provide a stunning color palette that you just want to capture through painting or photography.

In this article, we’re sharing a tutorial video on how to paint a beautiful skyscape in less than one minute. By the end, you’ll know how to make your skies and clouds look realistic and dreamy at the same time. Once you’ve mastered this skill, you can play around with more colors, be more adventurous with blending and shading, and paint different cloud formations to capture the sky in all its dynamic glory.

Materials needed:

Ready to paint your sky? Watch the short video below to unlock your skyscape-painting skill!


  1. Prepare your materials and if you can, use scratch paper or newspaper to cover the surface you’re working on.
  2. On your palette, mix Titanium White and Phthalo Blue until you create a sky blue shade.
  3. Once you achieve the sky blue shade of your choice, use it to paint the entire surface of your canvas board.
  4. Layer the bottom part with Titanium White to achieve a gradient effect.
  5. Add Mars Black to the sky blue mixture on your palette to create a bluish gray color. Use this to paint the outline of your clouds.
  6. Add a bit of Titanium White on your mixture and paint the second layer of the clouds. 
  7. Use a small brush to blend the outer corners of the clouds.

Easy, right? Keep practicing and experimenting with different hues and combinations. The sky’s the limit when you’re being creative!

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