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Painting a Moonlit Forest Landscape with Acrylics in 10 Minutes!


Today we paint a moonlit forest landscape and a clear bluel river in fewer than 10 minutes! This is a real time acrylic landscape painting tutorial.

Primary Yellow (By: BASIC)
Primary Blue (By: BASIC)
Titanium White (By: BASIC)
Burnt Umber (By: BASIC)
Black (By: BASIC)

Large round headed brush
Large square headed brush (Artists Loft)
Medium square headed brush (old and rough, unbranded)
Medium square headed brush (unbranded)
medium round headed brush (Artists Loft)
Small square headed brush (Artists Loft)


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  1. rosiekay says

    is there a place to download and print a picture so I could paint with it as I look at it.

  2. Angie Cornell says

    Just found your tutorials and finished trying this one! Thank you for posting. Simple but with dramatic effects and you allow room for personalization. Truly a fun way to practice different techniques. Keep it up!

  3. Sherry Nesbit says

    Would like to see more lessons, if they were more then 10 minutes.
    Do you have any step by step lessons. ?

  4. Shirley Williams says

    LOVE your 10 (or 13- lol) minute paintings! In your list of materials I don't see anything about what you are painting on. What are the dimensions, and is a canvas pad, canvas paper or canvas board?

  5. Vinicius Nascimento says

    nossa meu ,! que lindo velho

  6. Nafisa Shama says


  7. Pat Weiser says

    When you say your brand is Basic, do you mean Liquitex Basics?

  8. Gail Gassen says

    Beautiful painting! Thank you for sharing your talent! I just love this painting!

  9. myprettysoul says

    omg! you're such a talented painter i love your painting so much and i also get to understand more by watching you thanks again for sharing

  10. momofp55 says

    Ryan, I absolutely love your videos. They are so very helpful and I love the way you explain everything step by step. However, you keep saying "square headed" brushes. I have looked for them at Michaels under Artists Loft like you said. They do not have them and have never heard of "square headed" brushes. Are you talking about "wash or flat" brushes?? The manager is an experienced painter and said they do not carry anything called "square headed" brush. Please help so I can attempt to do what you so effortless do. I am so grateful for you and your help. Thank you from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA

  11. Wendy Goerl says

    Just out of curiosity, how's the humidity where you're painting? I always have a problem with paints blending INTO the lower layer when I want them to go OVER it. Sometimes I even resort to a hair dryer because I'm tired of waiting for them to dry enough. (Don't know how oil painters manage.)

  12. Kevin Vang says

    can this be done in pencil as a tutorial?

  13. レガスピエリカ says

    hey ryan! i just want to say thank u because ur tutorials helped me to learn a lot.. im only a self taught and some of my works i ended up throwing away coz it feels its a little weird?? haha but ur tutorials made me understand some of the easiest and best techniques.. keep it up!

  14. Patrick Madembe says

    amazing!! please lets start christmas paintings!! :)))))

  15. Rudransh Gauba says

    Great work buddy!
    Could you a spooky one, like a blood moon night ?

  16. David Rose says

    Thank you for this! I'm trying to learn acrylic painting so all these videos are awesome. An idea I've played with in watercolor is icebergs with a Stormy sky. Thank you once again! 🙂

  17. Janette Wass says

    u paint with both left and right hands

  18. Patricia Christian says

    What a pretty pictures you have on only for 10 minutes!Good job! 😊

  19. leahhinkle says

    How do you get each lighter green? Add more white?

  20. Cheyenne Watson says

    It seems I always have questions but they help me learn lol! How did you pick up the paint on the square headed brush to make the tree trunks? I want to try and replicate that kind of look but I don't want to assume you did it one way and the trees look a total mess

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  22. Tehmas Zohra says

    It's so beautiful thanks for sharing

  23. pearl queen says

    instagram page ?

  24. Jewels Cakes says

    Wow, such a simple but effective painting. You are very talented.

  25. Aim For The Stars says

    these are great! sticking with your videos . one of the easiest tutorials to watch with great tips

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  28. Joanne M. Firth says

    Hi Ryan. I just watched your Moonlit Forest Landscape with Acrylics and I'm going to try to paint it right now. I've been painting seascapes and need to try something else for a change. Loved your video! Thank you. Joanne Firth

  29. A MC says

    Beautiful ✌🏻perfect

  30. Nat Nava says

    I loved this♡♡💙💙

  31. April says

    Where did you purchase that round headed paint brush that you use in the beginning? I looked it up and all I can find that's similar is wax brushes

  32. Eva Sartorius says

    Awesome. All of your work is awesome. So encouraging.

  33. ReimaginedArtHD says

    looks nice really liked this scenery

  34. Emma says

    thank you so much for sharing with us your teachings! tbh I'd prefer if you just made the video 5-10 min longer and show us the extra process you go through to make the finer details. bc there's quite a difference between the 10 minute product and the final product and I'd like to see it. but you are very talented and thanks again!!

  35. random person says

    thank you so much i dont know if you'll read this of an old vid but this really helped me a lot when i needed to make a school project and my teachers and classmates were blown away because of what i learned tnx a lot and ill be a subscriber

  36. Emerson Drake says

    Awesome job! Great painting!

  37. Debi Baughman says

    yea! I love this.

  38. Shivani Mishra says

    such a beautifull painting,just in 10 mins.awesome. loved your work

  39. sarajones says

    You do AWESOME work 👍👍👍😍

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  41. anne de guernon says

    maybe you could show us how to paint seascapes ?

  42. Emy says

    uuuugh i just cant make the same blue 🙁

  43. Eun Ji says

    Did you use heavy body arcylic paints?

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  45. Karen Heizer says

    So beautiful!! I love this!

  46. Daniyelle Marie says

    Thank you so much for your videos, I'm just starting out and watching these have helped so much. Today I tried doing this particular painting and was surprised with how well it turned out!! I did add a paper sailboat and rocks to it as well!!! Thanks again!! 🙂

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