How to Paint with Acrylic Paint : How to Paint a Sky Using Acrylics


Hi! I am Sandra Scheetz Wise and I am at the
Gallery One Artist gallery in Kissimmee, Florida and today on expertvillage.com we are going
to paint a sky and a cloud. There are many ways to do it. This is a simple way. I also
want to tell you about a product called acrylic retarder and what it is, it is an extender,
you just dump a tube… a little one inch amount in some water in a spray bottle, shake
it up. When you get ready to paint you take your tub water and put three or four sprays
in that. If you like to keep your paints a little longer from getting a cover on them
before they dry out you can spray them with this too. Ok, it just limits the time a little
bit, not much, but a little bit. The first thing we do for making a painting is very
simple, you want to wet your brush, you can take some of this thick you can buy in a store.
First before you do that wet your brush, wet the canvas, where you are going to put your
sky and always make sure that you paint your sky further down than where you are going
to bring the ground so that they will meet and you would not have any faded areas. Make
sure all of this is wet. When you are doing acrylics right away you have to paint really
fast and you do not want to overwork the canvas. If you do you will have spots in there that
lift and then you will not be happy. Then what you want to do is use one of these on
it okay… So you don’t want to do that. It takes a little practice but do not worry,
you can always Gesso it over, if you do not like it, start painting again. Take a little
bit of this thick gesso, paint it on, as fast as you can, add a little water, get it spread
all over where you need it, go a little further down on your canvas and now what you are going
to do is you are going to take your brush and clean it with new water, get most of the
paint out of it and get the water out of it too and take some of your blue, whatever blue
you choose to use and start at the top and paint really fast down and as you notice,
as you go down it will get lighter, okay. You just keep doing that really fast and as
you do you can also lighten your brush load, okay and it will take the lines out of it.
Clean your brush if you need to and then lightly you can take a blender, one of the brushes
I was explaining about and just go over it and that is your sky. Now, we are going to
starting the cloud. Clean your brush from the blue. Get rid of all of the water in it,
so it does not run. If you get drips that is okay too that is part of the painting.
Remember also you do not want to make everything perfect and if you do, nobody likes to look
at the painting, you want to have a little bit oddness in it. For clouds, you can take
your white, take a big garb of it for example and we are going to put like that. This is
part of the texture having some of this okay, so do not worry about it. Remember there is
more fluffiness at the top and more flatness on the bottom. So, we are going to add this
and you can take the blender for example and run it down like this and that will help you
with the cloud. This is Sandra Sheetsweiz I hope this helps you a little bit, visit
me at my website.

99 comments

  • torijenna1

    That's really not that good.

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  • tomo osijek

    You should make a little shorter and faster video..

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  • Robinson Yang

    Hahahahah this is so shit

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  • Dallas Reaper

    *trollface*

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  • Sir Prancelot

    Interesting, thanks but the sound is dismal. Assume your mike wan't working.

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  • JohnnyNCindy

    I wish you would have used text when describing some of the supplies you have used. I just can’t understand what you are saying at 1:00

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  • Jennifer Moon

    I think that's so effective and it took her less than 5 minutes. I guess that'd the difference between a real artist and me!

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  • Emma Hertz

    Cooooool

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  • chaoky

    Thank you. Mypaiting always ends up messy.

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  • HASSAN BENADDI

    THANK YOU

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  • Angeline Smiles

    That was really helpful! It's so fast and looks amazing too. Thanks so much for posting this.:)

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  • Franz Mozar

    thank you so much!

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  • FantageMissAngel

    Thank You but mine always ends up too neat

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  • Behzad Arya

    Thats was really helpful thanks 🙂

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  • Georgie J. Guzman

    KISSIMMEE! 🙂

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  • Jason Morgan - Wildlife Art

    that really is a great little sky demo that should be of great use to beginners jasonmorgan.co.uk

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  • suzyhannibal

    Please post more simple how to videos for painting….this was awesome, and easy to replicate! Thank you!

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  • Mangaka

    This video
    needs to be louder. My speakers are on max and it sounds like you're whispering.

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  • Khadija Amergui

    j adore votre excellent travail.

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  • Rob Cole

    what the fuck did I just see?

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  • 55sarajevo

    nothing special. rubbish.

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  • Gillian Paige

    Very nice! And easy:) Thank you.

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  • Beth Wallace

    that was great- thank you!

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  • Tom Barry

    I must get back into this cheers

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  • Woodstock187

    Bob Ross FTW!

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  • Azizah A

    retarder lol

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  • Dan Oakley

    I want to know where they find these people 🙂

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  • Natasha

    you're not very good..

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  • t

    Looks terrible

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  • clon blurmin

    Very nice

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  • Victor Ed

    Just half of the video is wetting the canvas.

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  • Lisa Voorn

    I can not hear what she is saying.

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  • Susan Docker

    This is so fantastic! Thank you for sharing 🙂

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  • SHADECAVIAR SPAWN

    lol it really does look awful 😀

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  • Hugo A Osorio

    Thanks for sharing your talent….Nice and quick cloud…Love it!!!

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  • Sathik Ali

    free video art lesson.

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  • Marge Heimdal

    NOT LOUD ENOUGH!!!

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  • Helen Emsley

    An awful lot of effort for very little reward.

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  • Comrade Morlac

    lol wtf then turn up the volume on youtube

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  • raju pudur

    what a beautiful painting u have draw.and i request u to uploaded new video.

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  • Nguyen Thi Mai Anh

    i love it!!!

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  • SpecialHandlingUnit

    Shockingly bad, pathetic, 139,225 videos… zero content.

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  • TitletownAKA Boston

    You took the words right out of my mouth.

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  • Michael Van Beek

    not the best way to blend in my opinion…

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  • ultra Honk

              Hello Sandra . . . Thank you very much for sharing your experience with acrylics!  If you didn't have a fairly thick-skin when you made your first post, you surely developed one before long . . . It is a shame that some of us find it necessary to be critical, and even go so far as to be intentionally offensive.         

    I paint for the enjoyment of doing it . . . after all . . . it IS great fun, isn't it?? 

    -Michael in Sacramento

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  • Rebecca Stockdill

    Thank you for sharing this quick, easy way to paint a sky.  I'm always happy to discover a new technique.

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  • chukabucka

    great video thanks!

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  • Raymond Hoang

    You call that a cloud? LOL

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  • TheCoingeek

    That was brutal! I've been painting my entire life.

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  • corn mall

    i saw it was this same women so i closed it within 2 seconds..GEE,get a life and stop posting rubbish vids !!  please..

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  • Linda Napp

    Sandra, I found this Video thru PINTEREST and thought you were Adorable ! ! !  You were obviously nervous but YOU made a Video. The people who don't say anything useful have way too much spare time.  Hmmm, I wonder how many vids have you done.
        Sandra, love that sweep stroke to cloud, so simple, I just never thought it……M

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  • Alba Alicia Salazar

    Gracias por estos mensajes en especial de la pintura que me interesan mucho, pero quisiera ver la traducción en español. Gracias

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  • Anthony Perez

    She looks like she just broke out of jail 🙂

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  • AffixMottion

    o madame, your so Sexy! Nice Work!

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  • Diane Zghoul

    wonderful thx for the tips

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  • Samael Valentine

    What did you record it with? Toast machine?

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  • TONY BLINKS

    that was really cool

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  • Rosario Russo

    Che lavoro facevi prima?……..

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  • альберт азаров

    A ha ha

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  • Rrtre

    bob ross pwns all of your sorry asses

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  • George Lerpido

    why are these people commenting negative stuffs…did they just came here to ruin someone's day?

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  • Carrie Nation

    This was very helpful. Thank you

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  • Aman Khan

    Good thank you

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  • comandosespeciales

    Nice, you better record a painting tutorial at 240p so that we can perfectly see how it looks. Thanks.

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  • Democrat / Republican Yin & Yang

    don't be dicks.. this free and a very thoughtful.thing for someone to do!

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  • Khitam Raad

    thanks I love you

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  • Jan Willem Harink

    Nice and fast method, but aquatic or in other words waterish.

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  • Khalid Hameed

    nice

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  • Larrys Vision

    I think this could have been good but she spoke so fast I couldn't pick up what that white stuff she had in the jar was—and that was half the instruction! Hey, you know, add a script to the video or something or show us the jar or just slow down!

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  • Donna Blick

    wow this art is amazing

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  • JovanTivity

    she paints better then she records video

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  • Xylophilia

    Music so loud … speech so silent??

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  • Jere Condon

    Your tutorial was both informative and insightful. Pay not attntion to these people who are being so negative. Obviously they're not familiar with art products and GESSO is what you guys didn't hear because you don't know what it is…It's for blocking our and can be used with acrylic paint as well. Gesso is a wonderful tool. Shame on you guys..Bet you're not in front of a camera doing tutorials and wouldn't have the courage to do so.

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  • Kaname 0901

    I like this.

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  • Paolo Beltrami

    Ahppero'!

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  • Gabrielius X

    kažkoki dangu nupiešiai ir viskas

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  • poffpoff1

    I just want to paint a happy little cloud.. Thank you!

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  • Helen Hawkins

    Thank you, that was helpful to me 🙂

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  • Mike B

    I cant hear fucking jack shit !!!

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  • Spicy

    If you're watching this and actually want to learn how to paint. Go away. Watch the joy of painting, by bob ross.

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  • janey2562

    She's not an expert. Quite far from Bob Ross. But I love how she painted the clouds. Wow. Amazing.

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  • علاء هادي

    Simple and nice

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  • cloverfield911

    Can you speak louder?

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  • Ocean blue

    Great video ! This helped me so much 😊🖒

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  • Mary McCann-Scott

    Cannot see anything. The screen is black.

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  • Elizabeth Hollingsworth

    what's the purpose of using the gesso and painting on top of it? does it give more texture maybe?

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  • brother mike

    lmao….wtf

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  • محمد فياض

    Gooooooooood

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  • Hezekiah Creative

    Thanks. Nice tutorial.

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  • Jolene Cruickshank

    It did help a whole lot.thanks

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  • anis jerbi

    wtf is this shit? and the stupid face at the end' what?

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  • zeppy13131

    Great—but 240p, really? Here in the 21st century?

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  • Sahar Sid

    wow superb thanks for sharing dear

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  • Roohi Farhoudi

    Dear Sandra your website is not working, google says can not find your address, please writ your correct website ,thank you

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  • Sandra Mullikiin

    This was very helpful. But, I've noticed that all these videos to this channel are really blurry and the volume is a bit too low, as well. For something like this we really need a clear video to see it properly. Thank you!

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  • Diana

    Haha!…retarder 🤣

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  • thousandlegger

    No! YOU'RE ACRYLIC RETARDED!!

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  • Iqbal Ludin

    Nice

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  • Marta S. Andrzejak

    thanks a bunch! I just managed to paint my first clouds and they look rather realistic! <3

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