Readers ask: How To Paint Moon And Stars In Oil Paintings?

What are some fun things to paint?

Easy painting ideas inspired by real life:

  • Your favorite coffee mug.
  • A prickly pear cactus.
  • Your furry friend.
  • A tranquil lake scene.
  • Your eye and eyebrow (try observing from real life)
  • A leafy tree.
  • Your childhood home.
  • A piece of cloth draped over a chair.

How do you paint the moon for beginners?


  1. Use a pencil to trace a large circle (7-9”) on your canvas.
  2. Use a 3/4 Wash brush to paint a white ring around the moon.
  3. Lightly blend phthalo blue with the white to create a light blue tone around the moon.
  4. Gradually blend more phthalo blue in the sky as you work your way to the edges of the canvas.

Why is moon full of craters?

Craters on the Moon are caused by asteroids and meteorites colliding with the lunar surface. Unlike the Earth, the Moon has no atmosphere to protect itself from impacting bodies. It also has very little geologic activity (like volcanoes) or weathering (from wind or rain) so craters remain intact from billions of years.

How do you paint the planets in acrylic?


  1. Draw the planets with your chalk onto the dried galaxy background.
  2. Paint the first planet by whiting it out with titanium white.
  3. Paint a blend of white, light green permanent and black to create the ecliped planet.
  4. Continue on to the next planets by painting them white first and then applying the color.