How to Use the Blue Moon Essentials Brushes

How to Use the Blue Moon Essentials Brushes

By Karen Bonaker

Learn how to paint all the elements of Bob Ross’ Blue Moon paradise, from crashing waves and palm trees to a night sky with glowing moon and twinkling stars. Over the course of this 30-minute tutorial, Painter Master Elite Karen Bonaker goes through each step, from setting up your canvas and toning it with light and dark values, to adding final touches like texture and detail in the palm fronds and a scattering of stars in the night sky. Along the way you will see how to use many of the Blue Moon Essentials brushes, including Wet Sand, Moon Glow, Glassy Ocean, Blue Waves and Beach Grasses.

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