Moonlit night sky with clouds – acrylic painting in Sketchbook

Step into the enchanting world of moonlit nights and dreamy clouds with this acrylic painting tutorial. 

Whether you’re a seasoned artist or just starting with acrylics, this step-by-step guide will help you create a mesmerizing masterpiece that captures the serenity of a night sky adorned with fluffy clouds and a glowing moon.

Begin with a blank canvas, and let’s dive into the world of night. Using deep blues and purples, paint the dark, star-studded sky. Blend your colors to create a seamless transition from one shade to another, giving depth to your celestial backdrop.

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Acrylic Colors:  

  1. Phthalo Blue
  2. Prism violet
  3. White
  4. Black


  • I painted on a A6 sketchbook.

Acrylic Brushes:

  • I used a size 4 flat brush (flat brush set) which is perfect for this canvas size. If you are painting bigger, then switch to a size that is proportionate with your painting surface.
  • Size 3 round brush (round brush set)
PS. If you need some advice on acrylic painting supplies, check out this article: 3 Basic Acrylic Painting Supplies – The Minimalist List.

Get my exact supply list for acrylic paintings, with helpful color mixing tips that you can start implementing right away!

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Watch my process here:

Thank you!

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