How To Paint Sunset Over Water

10 Amazing (and Easy!) Tutorials

Introduction

Over a vast body of water, a sunset scenery takes on a whole new look. The colors, the ambience, and the overall appeal of the scenery makes you want to stop time, and experience the gracefulness of the moment for eternity. The other way to do this is by painting a sunset over water, something I’ve gotten really good at, thanks to a few tutorials.

In order to paint sunset over water, you need to ensure three things. The first is the color of the sky. The second is the color or reflection on the water. And the third, is the ambience and serenity of the scenery, which can be guaranteed if you’re using the proper shades, and color blends.

Tutorial Number 1 Drawing Wars

Simple Sunset over a Seascape

Simple Sunset over a Seascape

Creating the illusion of a beautiful sunset over sea waters has never been made to look easier. This painting does a good job in highlighting the shades and colors you get to see during the setting of the sun over the sea. The painting lacks depth, but makes up for it with its simple, and easy to understand blending techniques. It may be a simple painting, but it still looks really nice.

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Scenic Painting of Sunset over Water

Scenic Painting of Sunset over Water

This is one of the finest paintings of sunset over water that I’ve ever seen in my life. It’s hard for me to fathom how an artwork can look so aesthetically stunning, and lifelike at the same time. Hats off to Emily! She did a wonderful job with this painting, and its video tutorial as well. From exciting color shades, to the depth you see in the water, this painting has all the elements needed for an artwork to be called a masterpiece.

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A Stunning Sunset over the Ocean

A Stunning Sunset over the Ocean

Feliks is one of my most favorite artists on YouTube. He never disappoints with his paintings, and makes it look all too easy with his tutorials. This time around, Feliks takes up his brush to paint a stunning sunset scene overlooking the ocean. This artwork has a good mix of color shade, and detail. The painting itself isn’t that complicated, but I suggest you master the basic acrylic painting skills before you engage yourself with this painting.

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Golden Sunset over a Lake

Golden Sunset over a Lake

In this video tutorial, Chuck shows you how to paint a beautiful golden sunset over a small lake by the forest. If you take a close look at the painting below, you’ll realize that there’s a lot going on in it. But the most important thing you need to understand is how the artist made the painting look so lifelike with amazing color shading. The lighting and shadow effects are also very praiseworthy here.

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Realistic Ocean Sunset Painting

Realistic Ocean Sunset Painting

Once again, we turn our attention to Feliks, and watch him create a realistic ocean sunset painting using acrylic paint. At first glance, the artwork seems like a picture taken on your phone. But if look closely, and observe the details, you’ll realize that it’s not a photograph, but a painting that has depth, perception, and beautiful coloring. In short, this painting is a masterpiece, pretty much like Feilks’ other works.

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Easy Painting of Sunset over Water

Easy Painting of Sunset over Water

If you’re new to acrylic painting, and want to start learning the importance of shades, blends, and lighting effects in artworks, this is the perfect place for you to start. This painting isn’t really mind blowing. It’s quite plain and simple, but that’s what you, as an absolute beginner, should start with before you go on to the bigger leagues. The tutorial is quite nicely structured, and you’ll surely learn a thing or two from it.

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At the Lake during a Serene Sunset

At the Lake during a Serene Sunset

If I had one word to describe this painting, I’d use the word, ‘serene’. I mean, look at the painting below and judge for yourself. The rays from the setting sun gives the sky a mesmerizing look. The lake then gracefully reflects back the light, and creates an appealing look on its surface. As for the tutorial, it’s a very detailed and well-structured one. The steps are all fleshed out in the video, and all you need to do is follow them properly.

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Simple Watercolor Painting of a Sunset over Water

Simple Watercolor Painting of a Sunset over Water

For those of you who are new with watercolor painting, and have just started to go through its basics, you should definitely check out this tutorial. It’s a simple and easy watercolor artwork of a sunset over water. Although the painting may not be that stunning, it’s still pretty well done. If you observe the tutorial closely, you’ll be able to learn a few things about watercolor painting techniques. So don’t miss this.

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Seascape Sunset in Oil

Seascape Sunset in Oil

This is by far one of the most difficult paintings I’ve come across. It’ll surely test the creativity of the artists, as well as their patience. You’ll be pushed to your limits with this artwork, so you better prepare yourself accordingly before you try to work this one out. The painting uses a lot of dark shades to provide depth. Side by side, the coloring and lighting effects are also responsible for the brilliant appeal it gives out.

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Colorful Wave during Sunset

Colorful Wave during Sunset

This painting plays with colors and lights, as it crafts a beautiful picture of a wave reflecting the magnificent rays of the setting sun. The sunset colors the skies with a beautiful blend of pleasing colors. This in turn, is reflected in the waters, and we get to experience our colorful waves. This painting is indeed quite creative, and aesthetic. I really enjoyed painting this one, mainly because I’m a huge fan of such aesthetics.

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The Navarro-Rubios

My husband and I are learning how to draw and paint. We wanted to share this learning process with the world and have fun! That's why we created this blog. We'll have drawing contests every week and you'll decide who won that week! Follow along and learn with us!

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Jimena & Iñigo

The Navarro-Rubios

My husband and I are learning how to draw and paint. We wanted to share this learning process with the world and have fun! That's why we created this blog. We'll have drawing contests every week and you'll decide who won that week! Follow along and learn with us!

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