21 Beautiful Cloud and Sky Painting Ideas

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There’s something that’s so relaxing about creating a beautiful cloud or sky painting. These cloud and sky painting ideas are perfect for anyone looking for inspiration for their next painting.

I’m sharing a variety of beautiful sky paintings, such as sunsets, clouds, sunrise paintings, the night sky, and more. You’ll also find oil painting ideas, watercolor painting ideas, gouache painting ideas, and acrylic painting ideas.

The artists I’m including are extremely talented. If you enjoy their work, be sure to click through to their social media accounts to check out more. Where possible, consider supporting the artist on other platforms, or by purchasing their work.

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sunset with moon
Artist Credit: kjtuffnellart
sunset with purple water
Artist Credit: shifsartea
purple and blue clouds
Artist Credit: jxinart

Sunset Road

If you enjoy the look of the sunsetting, paint a beautiful sunset along with peaceful scene, such as this empty road on a warm summer evening.

sunset with road
Artist Credit: moonshine_shades
sunset on beach
Artist Credit: marwak_art

Watercolor Lake Scene

Who doesn’t love a beautiful lake scene such as this one? For your painting, you can paint simple boats, birds flying in the sky, and more.

sunset with boats
Artist Credit: bloominggraphy
purple sky
Artist Credit: mistyblueart

Beautiful Clouds

This painting features lush grass and trees, along with big fluffy white clouds. Use this painting as a reference for your own nature themed paintings.

grass with trees and clouds
Artist Credit: stmayart
blue sky with trees
Artist Credit: kat_mccardle_art

Sakura Tree with Moon

I love the creativity involved in putting together this gorgeous painting that showcases a sakura (or cherry blossom) tree, and a big glowing moon.

sakura tree with moon
Artist Credit: shifsartea
planets with black sky and stars
Artist Credit: dearannart

Beach Sunrise

For many, it’s on their bucket list to watch the sunset or sunrise. If you’re lucking enough to witness this, why not take a photo and use it as a reference for your own painting.

beach sunset or sunrise
Artist Credit: shifsartea
palm trees and beach
Artist Credit: bloominggraphy

Cloudy Sky and Green Grass

I love the simplicity of this painting of a cloudy sky and green grass. Your painting doesn’t have to be super detailed to be beautiful.

clouds with green grass
clouds
Artist Credit: jademaieart

Three Night Skies

Get your hands on some small square canvases and paint a variety of night sky themes. This artist did a great job with each of these paintings.

three night sky paintings
Artist Credit: kjtuffnellart
orange and purple night sky
Artist Credit: illustrationsandviews

Beach in the Evening

If you’ve ever been on the beach in the evening, you know that it’s a beautiful site to see. The colors chosen for this particular painting go together wonderfully.

purple and blue sky with moon
Artist Credit: dearannart
blue and orange sky
Artist Credit: the_tinted_palette

Sky Over the Neighborhood

This is the perfect painting for a warm summer day or evening. Take a picture of your neighborhood when the sky looks beautiful, and use the photo as a reference for your painting.

clouds over neighborhood
Artist Credit: julia.kamenskikh
stormy sky in the woods
Artist Credit: bsostrom

I hope you were able to find inspiration by checking out these awesome cloud and sky paintings. For more painting inspiration, you will enjoy my post 15 Easy Watercolor Flower and Tree Painting Ideas.

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