How to Paint the Moon Phases

Are you looking for a fun art project you can do in a weekend or less? Or do you just love to watch people paint and learn from it? Well then, look no more!

In my latest Skillshare class, How to Paint the Moon Phases, I’m encouraging some fun creative exploration by painting the moon three different ways:

  • With black watercolor (pan or liquid)
  • With traditional Chinese ink, Sumo ink or India Ink
  • And finally with black and white acrylic paint

If you don’t have all of these supplies on hand, no problem! You can simply start with what you have. As you’ll see in the videos, I’m a big believer of using what you already have and/or recycling.

Once we’re done practicing painting the moon in different mediums, we’ll choose our own favorite medium(s) and paint a small moon phase painting with it.

The class is supposed to feel enjoyable and loose — “How to Paint the Moon Phases” is a great class for beginners to intermediate artists who love creative exploration and play!

Examples from Learn How to Paint the Moon Phases:

Here is my practice moon in watercolor:

Practice moon in watercolor: an example from Learn How to Paint the Moon Phases by Jules Tillman (take this video class FREE for the next two months!)

 

And my practice moon in traditional Chinese Ink (this was my favorite to make – you’ll see why in the video!):

Practice moon in Traditional Chinese Ink: an example from Learn How to Paint the Moon Phases by Jules Tillman (take this video class FREE for the next two months!)

 

And my practice moon in acrylic (I only used black and white for this, but it looks blue to me!):

Practice moon in acrylic: an example from Learn How to Paint the Moon Phases by Jules Tillman (take this video class FREE for the next two months!)

 

And then my final moon phase painting in traditional Chinese ink:

Examples from Learn How to Paint the Moon Phases by Jules Tillman (take this video class FREE for the next two months!)

 

I had such a fun time filming this class! It would make a great summer art project. I also think it would be a fun art journaling project!

No matter what, I do hope you’ll watch the class (it’s free for two months when you use this link) and share your own project in the student art gallery. I love seeing the different work produced there!

 

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