How to paint sunsets: Create the perfect coloured sky

How to paint sunsets
(Image credit: Rob Lunn)

If you learn how to paint sunsets, you will elevate your landscape art. However, capturing the full beauty of a real sunset isn't an easy task. With so many complex colours and shades working together and blending into one another, balancing them perfectly isn't easy. How do you create something that feels both realistic and richly eye-catching?

Materials you'll need

- Oil paint
- Palette knife
- Paintbrushes
- Canvas 

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Rob Lunn is a self-taught painter, and loves to paint in oils. His influences are Vincent van Gogh, Caravaggio and Ilya Repin. He has taught art workshops since 2012 and gets a real buzz from teaching people to draw and paint. He has contributed to Paint & Draw magazine and bookazines, and has also provided traditional art tutorials for Creative Bloq.

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