How To Paint Moonlight

5 Amazing (and Easy!) Tutorials

Introduction

The shimmering beauty of the moonlight can’t be captured on a canvas that easily. But that’s no reason for us to give up, right? In case you want to start working on your moonlight painting, I recommend you try out some tutorials handpicked by me, and see how they helpful they turn out to be. I can guarantee that you’ll find something suited to your taste and liking.

There are three ways to paint moonlight. The first is the acrylic way, which is the most common medium used in such paintings. Next comes the watercolor painting approach. This leaves for a more aesthetic, or minimalistic design. Finally, we have oil painting. For a more vivid, and detailed painting.

Tutorial Number 1 Drawing Wars

Painting Moonlight on an Object

Painting Moonlight on an Object

In this tutorial, Margie Moore is teaching us how to paint moonlight falling on an object or form. You can create a moonlight effect in your art in two ways either by using the watercolor or acrylic colors. First, he drew the painting in which moonlight was falling on the object through the window. The color saturation of the moonlight is kept lighter to generate a hazy soft glow on the object. To make the moonlight more prominent the surrounding of the object will be painted dark. The whole process is very easy. By following the guideline as it is anyone can paint moonlight falling on the object.

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Moonlight Joy Painting

Moonlight Joy Painting

This tutorial will guide us to paint a girl sitting on the swing in the moonlight with partly clouds. The swing is hanged on the cherry blossom tree and the ground is covered with grass. The drawing will be made on the canvas by using acrylic colors. A full moon will be drawn in three steps first by cutting paper in round shape, second placing it on the canvas, and third painting the sky in night blue color around the moon. Then paint the grass on the area below the sky. At last, you will draw the tree, swing, and girl in black color to create a shadowy effect. By following these simple steps anyone can draw this moonlight joy painting easily.

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Moonlight in Night Painting

Moonlight in Night Painting

if you want to paint moonlight in the night painting then read this tutorial carefully. In the moonscape or moon passage, the sky will be less dark than usual. The color selection will be very important while painting. Never use the dark color in the whole painting. So that the picture will not look dull in the daylight. The moon will be brighter at the bottom and murky at the top to show the above atmosphere. Then draw a small halo around the moon to show its glow. By following the instructions as it is one can draw this painting in no time.

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Paint Moonlight on Water

Paint Moonlight on Water

In this tutorial, you will learn about how to paint moonlight on water. The oil paint will be used while painting. After completing this tutorial you will be able to draw a photorealistic moonlight reflection on the surface of the water. By using various oil painting techniques you can make the water waves glister under the moon. The result of the painting will be very soothing. Anyone with knowledge of painting can draw the moonlight on the water in no time.

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Landscape Moonlight Painting

Landscape Moonlight Painting

This tutorial will guide to paint a moonlight landscape. In this acrylic painting, you will draw a beautiful landscape and a night sky with full Moon. The color mixing techniques are very handy and unique. You will learn to paint the reflection of the moon on water and surface simultaneously. The output of the whole painting will be astonishing. This step by step tutorial is very easy to learn for beginners. With a bit of effort and concentration, you can make your moonlight landscape easily.

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My husband and I are learning how to draw and paint. We wanted to share this learning process with the world and have fun! That's why we created this blog. We'll have drawing contests every week and you'll decide who won that week! Follow along and learn with us!

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Jimena & Iñigo

The Navarro-Rubios

My husband and I are learning how to draw and paint. We wanted to share this learning process with the world and have fun! That's why we created this blog. We'll have drawing contests every week and you'll decide who won that week! Follow along and learn with us!

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