Sunset Landscapes in Watercolor

Ashwini, Artist, master procrastinator

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9 Lessons (53m)
    • 1. Intro

    • 2. Supplies

    • 3. Landscape 1 -Sky

    • 4. Landscape 1 - Details

    • 5. Landscape 2 -Sky

    • 6. Landscape 2 - Details

    • 7. Landscape 3 -Sky

    • 8. Landscape 3 - Details

    • 9. Class Project


About This Class


Hello and welcome to this Skillshare class on how to paint sunset scenes

In this class we will learn to paint three different sunset scenes, each with a different landscape. Sunset has forever been one of my favourite things to paint and I have been painting them ever since I was a child. My process of painting these sunsets has evolved over time and I want to share it with all of you in this class.

Hi, my name is Ashwini and I'm an artist based out of Austria. I work mostly with watercolor and gouache. You can find more about me in my profile page and on my Instagram page as well. 

This class is for both beginners and experts, as there is a lot of room to experiment with colourful skies. We will use reference images, but simplify it to create simple, yet stunning landscapes. First, we’ll learn how to paint the spectacular skies, and then add in details with just one color, that is black. 

The class is filmed in real time, because I want you to paint along with me. But I have sped up the video in certain areas where I felt it might be too boring to watch in real time.

I’ll be sharing all the reference images, sketches and the colors that I have used in this class.

Let’s dive into this class, shall we?

I have used Khadi paper in my lessons. The reason I use khadi paper is because of it’s wonderful texture, but feel free to use any watercolour paper. I would recommend a watercolour paper which can hold a great quantity of water, hence 200 gsm or higher would be better. 

TIP: if you are not using Khadi paper and would like crisp edges for your painting, use a masking tape or washi tape on the edges of your paper.