How to Paint a Night Sky Scene




Introduction: How to Paint a Night Sky Scene

About: School is hard and I’m super busy, so I have been taking a bit of a break but hope to get back into it once my schedule clears up!

While everyone is at home due to coronavirus, it can get pretty boring. Luckily the problem is getting better. Many people have taken up art to past the time. Painting is a wonderful way to do art and I love acrylic painting the best.

Night scenes are one of the most beautiful things to paint. Using this instructable, you can learn how to paint a simple night scene that looks amazing. Some specific colors are required, but once you learn, you can use all the colors you want. Have fun painting!


Paints (I used acrylics)

  • prussian blue
  • purple
  • light purple
  • white
  • black


  • 1-inch brush
  • smaller brush

Other Materials

  • square canvas (I used an 8" by 8")
  • something to paint on and use a a pallet (unless you want paint on your table)
  • a water jar

Step 1: Prepare Your Materials

Set up your pallet or surface as shown. Also make sure to fill up your jar halfway with water.

Step 2: Begin to Paint the Sky

To begin painting the sky, take your prussian blue paint, and paint the top quarter of the canvas. Rinse out your brush. Then take your purple paint and color in the next quarter below. Take some time to blend these colors together.

Step 3: Finishing the Sky

After rinsing out your brush again, take the light purple paint and paint the next quarter of the canvas. Blend the two purples together. Rinse out your brush. Now take your white and paint the last quarter of the canvas. Bland well and rinse the brush. Now you have your sky.

Step 4: Let It Dry

Let the Painting dry completely.

Step 5: The Stars

To do the start, first load your little brush with white paint and some water. Take your finger and rub the bristles above the canvas. Paint should flick off the brush onto the canvas. Continue to do this until you are satisfied with your sky.

Step 6: The Moon

Once the white paint is dry, paint a round circle in your sky. This will be your moon. Rinse brush well.

Step 7: The Trees

The trees will curve around your painting. First, draw the tree trunks, making them taller as you get closer to the edges of the canvas. Then take your brush and dab paint onto the trunks. Make sure you make wider dabs the closer you get to the bottom. Rinse out brush.

Step 8: Finishing Details

You can do anything you want. You can make birds, comets, larger stars, etc. But once you are finished, let the painting dry. And your painting is finished. Enjoy your wonderful painting!

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    2 years ago on Step 8

    I love this Instructable. It shows me exactly what I need to do to recreate your painting. You didn't get too wordy, but you gave ample information to create the painting. Your writing is terrific, and I hope you write more Instructables.


    1 year ago

    It is so freakin beautiful, just like all of you. Please keep posting these, I made this painting for my mom for her b-day. She freaking loved, I could not have been able to pull it off without your easy-to-follow instructions.

    Pineapple Bird
    Pineapple Bird

    Reply 1 year ago

    Thank you so much! I'm glad both you and your mom liked it!


    2 years ago

    I love it. I have a picture of it hanging in my room and everyone who walks in says, wow that is great! I really love it! You should do more painting instructables.

    Pineapple Bird
    Pineapple Bird

    Reply 2 years ago

    Thank you very much.