This past January, my family and I ran outside and braved the cold to witness some pretty extraordinary lunar events! Not only were there two full moons (or blue moons) that month, but many in the U.S. were able to see a partial or total eclipse of the New Year's Eve supermoon.
A moonlit, nighttime scene may seem challenging to paint in watercolor, but this type of landscape isn't all that difficult. My video below shares a simple, step-by-step watercolor tutorial on how to paint a nighttime winter landscape with a forest of trees and a full moon.
If you give it a try, I'd love to know how it turns out. Leave a comment below along with a photo, if you can. Much thanks and happy painting!
P.S. If you're wondering who made that gorgeous wooden brush rest in the photo above, check out my friend Aneta's shop on Etsy. She also crafts lovely sketchbooks!
Video Tutorial: Nighttime Watercolor Landscape
- Hahnemühle Cézanne Matte (CP) Paper
- Nichiban Architectural Tape
- Coroplast Board
- No. 2 Pencil
- Molotow Masking Pen
- Rubber Cement Pik-Up
- Uni-bal Signo White Gel Pen
- Isabey Pure Kolinsky Sable Brush #10 Round (Amazon / Jackson’s)
- Isabey Sable Brush #4 Rigger (Blick)
- Da Vinci Indanthrene Blue
- Da Vinci Perylene Green
- American Journey Raw Umber Violet & Bumblebee Yellow