How To Paint Water At Night

10 Amazing (and Easy!) Tutorials

Introduction

Water bodies take on a serene and peaceful appearance at night. There’s something poetic about the whole scenery that makes you want to paint it all on a canvas. I too have experienced this emotion, and decided to give the painting thing a shot. Of course, I was no good at it at first, but then I did some work, studied a few tutorials, and eventually got the hang of it. I actually learnt a lot from these tutorials, and they helped develop my overall painting skills.

To paint water at night, you need to ensure a key element. Remember, the only natural sources of light at night are the stars and the moon. Hence, your painting will have to include light from these sources, and the water needs to show a reflection of this light. That way, your painting will look picturesque, and charm anyone who looks at it.

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Sparkling Water at Night

Sparkling Water at Night

The water in this painting is all sparkly, thanks to the reflection of the moon and stars in the night sky. It’s quite beautiful to look at, and has this nice appeal to itself. Painting this piece is quite easy. Just make sure you’re following the artist’s instructions. Approach this artwork in such a way, that you know where the light is falling, and where those reflections will be. Mapping things out like this will make it easier for you to paint this beautiful piece.

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Beautiful Painting of Water at Night

Beautiful Painting of Water at Night

In addition to the heavenly bodies in the night sky, this painting has some clouds in it as well. The clouds actually make the painting look a bit different, and more vibrant. The coloring is sublime, and the finish is rather smooth, despite a few rough patches here and there. All in all, this is a serene painting, and perfect for all you beginners to try out. It’s not that difficult to work on, and only requires you to be patient, and follow the video demonstration.

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Lake Painting with a Starry Background

Lake Painting with a Starry Background

In this tutorial, you’ll see how to paint a lake with a starry background. The painting is a simple one, with very little details and color shades. In fact, it’s basically layers of paint arranged in a symmetrical manner to give a shading effect. This lack of detailing is what makes this painting so easy to work on. Just watch this video a couple of times, and get started.

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Serene Painting of a Ship at Night

Serene Painting of a Ship at Night

It’s very interesting how adding small elements to your painting can make such a big difference. Like your usual water at night paintings, this one too has the moon, the clouds, and the reflection of light in the water. But it’s the ship which is the center of attention here. This painting is very beautiful, and is also quite easy to paint. If you’re aware of the right techniques (which are nicely demonstrated in the video itself), you can get it done quite easily.

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Oil Painting of a Moonlit Night

Oil Painting of a Moonlit Night

There’s this richness in the coloring of this artwork that makes you wonder how something this sublime is even possible to achieve with just oil paints. It just goes to show how amazing the artist is. Oil paints are hard to deal with, and to get something done so smoothly with them is even harder. Hence, despite the fact that the video makes it seem really easy, you should try this one out only if you’re experienced with oils.

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Easy Painting of Water at Night

Easy Painting of Water at Night

This tutorial will show you an easy painting of water during the night. Apart from your usual elements, this painting also hosts a beautiful, yet simply crafted cherry blossom tree. The pinkish color of the cherry blossoms make the night sky, and the water of the lake look even more fascinating. It’s easy to paint, and even new painters will enjoy working on this piece.

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View of the Lake on a Moonlit Night

View of the Lake on a Moonlit Night

In this video tutorial, the artist demonstrates the steps needed to paint a rough moonlit night scene, with a view of the lake, and some mountains in the distance. As mentioned, it’s a pretty rough art piece, and lacks details. That’s why, this is a perfect tutorial for complete beginners who’re looking to paint something serene.

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The Beach at Night

The Beach at Night

The scene at the beach during the night is quite majestic. You’ve got the beautiful night sky, and waves dashing against the shore. It gets even better if there are a couple of stars shooting across the sky. Quite charming, isn’t it? That’s exactly what you’ll get to see in this painting. It’s a beautifully done artwork, with perfect shades and lighting effects. Give this a try if you’re confident of your painting skills.

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Beautiful Waves at Night

Beautiful Waves at Night

In this beginner’s level video tutorial, you’ll get to see the steps needed to paint a waves at night. It’s a typical beach scene, with all the focus being on the waves, and how they light up under the moon. It’s a beautiful painting and has a lot of elements in it. It lacks details in a lot of areas though, and that’s what makes it so easy for beginners to try out.

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Moonlit Coastline Painting

Moonlit Coastline Painting

This is one of the most perfect paintings I’ve ever seen. It’s as if it were a still image captured on a high definition camera. The setting, the coloring, and even the details, are all picture perfect. It’s a masterpiece in oil, and looks very realistic. All this, however, makes it a really difficult piece to work on, which is why I’d suggest you to replicate this, only if you’re experienced with oils.

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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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