Painting Moonlight Scenes
Painting moonlit scenes can be a challenging experience, yet if done well, can produce very beautiful results. The first thing you might notice about a full moon night is that things are relatively monochromatic (like dark and light but in blue).
It is a virtue of the artist to enhance what little color ze can see. (ze is a word I made up to mean he or she. Yeah, I make up words).
Even a real moon bow, a legitimate rainbow produced by moonlight, is lean on color and may appear white or silver. Grab every hint of color you can see or imagine and exaggerate it a bit; the glow of the lower sky, the area around the moon, the highlights on the water and the coconut fronds.
As an artist I feel it’s my duty to notice more about nature than most people do. As artists we can help the others see more than they are used to seeing and therefore we are in a great position to help others become enlightened.