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Acrylic Painting: How to Paint Realistic Clouds : Ocean Painting

via Skillshare


In this class we will paint a sunny ocean scene side by side, and I will teach you how to use layers and shapes to achieve realistic fluffy clouds.


Acrylic Paints

Paper, canvas, or wood.


Brushes (1in flat, medium round, detail brush)

Something to mix paint on (palette)


Paint Colors I use:

Paynes Grey

Primary Cyan

Ultramarine Blue

Cadmium Red

Cadmium Yellow

Phthalo Green

Titanium White


  • Intro and Supplies!
  • How to Gesso
  • Sky Part 1: Colors
  • Sky Part 2: Gradient
  • Sky Part 3: Blocking in Clouds
  • Sky Part 4: Shadows
  • Sky Part 5: Lights
  • Sky Part 6: Negative Space
  • Sky Part 7: Highlights
  • Sky Part 8: Contrast
  • Sky Part 9: Bright Highlights
  • Sky Part 10: Layers
  • Water Part 1: Color Mixing
  • Water Part 2: Gradient
  • Water Part 3: Sketching
  • Water Part 4: Seafoam
  • Water Part 5: Seafoam Shadows
  • Water Part 6: Seafoam Lights
  • Water Part 7: Creating Contrast
  • Water Part 8: Bright Whites
  • Water Part 9: Creating Movement
  • Water Part 10: Sand Details
  • Thank you!

Taught by

Yvette Lab

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