How to Paint Clouds in Oils and Acrylics

How to paint clouds the easy way in oils or acrylics.

How to Paint Clouds

Paint Clouds Lessons for Beginners

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Below is a short video lesson showing how to paint clouds the easy way.
I have found this lesson not only useful for artist or the amature painter but also for the model train enthusiest when painting background scenery for their model railways.

Paint clouds and sky in oils or acrylics

Easy to Follow – Step by Step Tuition.
Videos – Clouds, Mountains and Water may be Downloaded FREE

Painted clouds come with practice. Most established landscape artists have a certain unique style about there clouds. You can practice clouds on scraps of canvas and become familiar with the brush strokes and the colors used to give the clouds the required shape.

Paint an undercoat in the color of your sky, remember to blend your sky from dark at the top to very pale at the bottom. (white even) Then you can paint your clouds over a dry sky or paint wet-on-wet. Keep the clouds big, at the top of the sky and smaller, in the distance. A grey can be mixed using Cobalt Blue, a little Crimson and a very little Raw Sienna.tones-clouds
This short video is one of three lessons on the FREE DOWNLOAD
A golden glow is produced by adding the littlest tint of Burnt Sienna to the white at the top of the clouds. You must keep your grey tones soft; there is very little tonal difference between dark and light colors in the clouds.

Painting dvds

A short video tutorial showing how to paint clouds in oil or acrylic, if you are needing to loosen up with your painting then try painting a few clouds with your eyes shut.
Complete training DVDs are available at PaintWithLen/shop
Go to How to Paint Mountains
by Len Hend


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  1. You make it look so simple, now if I can remember what and how you painted those fabulous clouds I will start right away

  2. Hi Hisana – I cannot put my number on www because I don’t want my number connected with my personal information and that sold to scammers – all information about buying lessons on dvd is here SHOP

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