Moonlight



Have you ever tried painting moonlight? I have not yet, but it is on my list after I have mastered a few other scenes. Of course, it is a painting that must be done from memory, back in the studio. In moonlight we see color blinded. There are 2 different scientific reasons why we perceive the moonlight as blue or green when it is actually slightly red.

Here are a few examples of artists’ work known for painting moonlight.



"Keelmen Heaving in Coals by Moonlight"  J M W Turner

“The Call for Help”  Frederick Remington


"Scare in a Pack Train"  Frederick Remington


"A Busy street at night"  John Atkinson Grimshaw
Notice how he painted with a reddish tint, others by him are more green

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