40 Beautiful Sunset Acrylic Painting Ideas For Beginners
If you ask me what are the most beautiful views that exist in the world I would say – a sea so blue you just want to dive in, a sunrise so beautiful you don’t wanna miss it and a sunset so mesmerizing you don’t wanna blink and lose a second of it. While having a sea view is not an everyday luxury (unless you live near it!) and neither watching the sunrise (because sleep is important!), sunset is something that we can always catch. Let’s try to paint our own versions of sunsets with the help of these beautiful sunset acrylic painting ideas for beginners.
Sunsets are such a beautiful sight for the eyes. The great thing about them is that they are so colorful. Like before immersing the world in dark, the sun wants to paint one last picture of the day with all the beautiful colors possible. And to capture that magic and playfulness of colors on a canvas might seem a difficult task but we will tell you how to paint a sunset with acrylic colors. Above all, to be honest, you can never go wrong with a sunset.
So before you start painting on your big canvas, you will need material. Duh, right! But what if we tell you that you don’t need to splurge on expensive items if the budget is tight. We all love to save some extra pennies in our pocket so even if you have a big budget, you can use the following items instead of a canvas board.
Most of these items can be easily found in your home. So if you are a beginner, I suggest you start with a cheap item like this and then move on to the canvas board.
What else are we missing? The two most important things – paintbrush and paint! You can use any type of flat brush that you are comfortable with. And as for the colors, you already might have a few basic shades such as:
If you have some of these basic shades then you can easily mix them and create new shades of paint. It is all up to what you paint. In other words, whatever colors you will require depends on the theme of the sunset you are planning to paint. It is not necessary to use a specific brand, you can use the ones you have or that are available in the local art store nearby.
Now there can be many ways to paint a sunset. That’s what makes it so magnificent. A sunset is not just the colors splashed across the sky but also the way it affects this land. On different landscapes, the beauty of the sunset varies as well. Here are some of the themes that you can use while exploring sunset acrylic painting ideas for beginners.
If you are one of those who have never hold a paintbrush in their hands are just learning the gist of it then don’t get intimidated by the thought of how to paint a sunset with acrylic colors. We have some easy tricks to help you ease into this.
Grab some varying flat brushes, for instance, a small, medium, and a large one. These will come in handy while you are focusing on minute details.
Start with a pencil if you are not comfortable taking brush to the canvas directly. Draw the outlines and then pick the brush.
Make the area for the sunset damp so that the acrylic paint will spread easily.
Apply a thin coat of paint at first and then add another coat if it’s too light.
Keep your strokes from side to side and consistently in the same direction.
Go from light colors to dark colors so that you don’t need to worry about cleaning the brush so often.
Master the art of blending. A sunset is after all a charming blend of colors. So use the smaller brushes to that blending perfect.