Painting With Acrylics : How to Paint a Beach


To paint a beach, start off by blending blues and whites to create the sky, then use broad strokes to paint in the turquoise water, and lay down layers of tans and yellows for the sandy beach. Create a calm beach scene on canvas with help from an award-winning artist in this free video on acrylic painting techniques.

Expert: Jacklyn Laflamme
Bio: Jacklyn Laflamme is an award-winning artist and grant recipient, and is emerging in the public art scene with her vibrant murals.
Filmmaker: Paul Muller


  1. "The water kind of blends in to the sky." Hah! Not in Britain it doesn't. Here, the sky's a bland, sickly grey; while the ocean is a murky, muddy-looking green. Those two colours, quite frankly, don't blend together. Luckily, this isn't a painting of British seas.

  2. I think it would be cool to see the finished product when done. Most of the work behind you is detailed so I can only assume you would be adding more detail in as you alluded to when picking up the smaller brush. Thank you for sharing your technique and your work is beautiful.