Colorful Sunset Trees Acrylic Painting - Blends & Details

——   Created by Amanda Rinaldi

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If you’ve always wanted to create the warm, majestic colors of a vibrant sunset with clouds and a touch of trees using acrylic paint, this is the course for you.

In this class, you will learn how to blend multiple colors to create pleasing eye-catching gradients, what colors to use to get the most vibrant mixes, how to create puffy clouds that seamlessly integrate into the sky, as well as harnessing the power of detail by creating a series of trees in the foreground.

Plus, you’ll learn how to fix mistakes so you won’t skip a beat as you paint.

Each lesson is broken down into key steps, building from each other to give you a final gorgeous painting at the very end. Simply follow along with your supplies in the order presented in this class.

  • The first lesson talks about colors and supplies you’ll need to complete this painting - as well as recommendations on what to use if you already have paint to begin with. 
  • The second lesson you’ll learn how to paint the sky using acrylic blending gradient techniques
  • The third lesson is all about painting those clouds, integrating them beautifully into your background, adding an eye-pleasing depth into your painting.
  • Finally, in the 4th lesson you will learn how to create extremely crisp and fine detail lines to make your tree silhouettes to complete the entire composition of your painting. 
  • From there, you’ll have a completed painting you’ll be insanely proud of.

So, if you’re ready to make some eye-catching sunsets, grab your acrylic supplies and let’s get painting.

Paint Supplies Used for this Class*

Simply Simmons brush set

  • 3/4" flat wash
  • #10 filbert
  • #10 shader
  • #0 detail round/liner brush

Yellow ochre/cadmium yellow medium

Crimson red

Ultramarine blue

Violet (optional)

Titanium white

disposable palette paper

canvas paper 

Arteza premium acrylic paint

Liquitex Heavy body paint

*Disclosure: Some of the links above are affiliate links, meaning, at no extra cost to you, I will make a commission, if you click thru and make a purchase

The course project

For your project, use the following reference to paint along with me and create your own sunset painting. Be sure to share your finished piece and use the class hashtag #sunsettrees and tag me on IG @thebuzzedartist

IMPORTANT: The paintings you create from my class examples are for learning/educational purposes only. Those paintings or ones heavily inspired by my class example cannot be sold or reproduced in any way. All of my work is copyrighted and that is a violation of the copyright. Please stick to painting from my class examples only (not from other work on my website) or work from your own inspiration photos.

6 Lessons

Welcome to the Course
Materials Needed
Step 1: Painting the Sky
Step 2: Painting the Clouds
Step 3: Painting the Trees & Details
Thank you & Next Steps
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Class benefits

24/7 streaming access
30 day money-back guarantee
Project included
Teacher Q&A
1h 08m of video content
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About the instructor

Hi, I'm the Buzzed Artist, but you can call me Amanda!

I am a self-taught pencil and acrylic artist, dedicated to teaching people to art with confidence for over 3 years on my Youtube channel and blog, The Buzzed

On those platforms, I do step-by-step art tutorials, courses, crazy, zany painting …

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