Painting Study in Black and White

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Moon landscape painting in black and white and gray. Painting study in black and white for kids is made with a few simple shapes. Easy step by step tutorial.

I enjoyed a beautiful fall weekend with the family. We went to the pumpkin patch one day, went on a hay ride and went to a wonderful evening theater production in the woods. It was a walk through production for the kids with multiple skits along the way. My daughter had a great time and laughed the whole way through.

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The production was great, but my favorite part was the magical moon that followed us along our path.

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We watched that big, beautiful moon as we walked. I was amazing and it also was the inspiration or a little art project for me and my daughter. The main part of this painting is just a few simple shapes. This might be a better project for children a bit older, but my four year old had fun with it and did a great job.

We squeezed white and black acrylic paints onto our palette. I let my daughter mix the white and black together to make the gray.

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Paint a large triangle onto your canvas with the gray paint. (You can use watercolor paper instead of canvas.)  The triangle will work best if you place it at the top of the canvas. Paint your triangles in.

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Lightly stripe white paint back and forth horizontally inside of the triangle. Let the triangle dry. While it dries, paint around the triangle in black paint.

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Here was my painting in process as well.

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When the triangle is ready, paint a white circle into the center. Wipe off your brush and then use it to pull the paint from the edge of your circle outwards to form rays.

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Paint a few branches into your triangle using the black paint.

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Paint in as many branches as you like. Dip the end of the brush into the black paint again and dab to create leaves around the branches. Dab all around the triangle to soften the lines of the triangle and dab paint along the bottom of the triangle to create hills and earth. You can also dab a few spots of grey around the sides of the triangle to let in some additional light through the trees.

img_5014 img_5015 Moon painting in black and white and gray. Painting study in black and white for kids. Easy step by step tutorial.

Moon painting in black and white and gray. Painting study in black and white for kids. Easy step by step tutorial.

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Moon painting in black and white and gray. Painting study in black and white for kids. Easy step by step tutorial.

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