Where does your imagination go when you look up at the moon, particularly a full moon? It is magical, yet not reachable. When you were a kid (or even now), did you look up at the moon and dream? Were you awestruck?
Moonlight has attracted and fascinated artists of all genres since the beginning of time. It is the opposite of daylight which reveals all and can be chaotic. Whereas the night is peaceful and soothing, yet holds the unknown and a world of uncertainty.
Have you ever attempted to paint the haunting yet compelling moon?
It’s not a matter of talent – you’ve painted wonderful paintings of other subjects. But now, you go back to the well to paint a night scene and you are not satisfied with the results.
This happens to the best of us. Let me explain to you how I have tackled the challenging subject of moonlight. There are some interesting color tips that may surprise you.