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Watermelon Phases of the Moon

Traditions™ Artist Acrylic

Watermelon Phases of the Moon
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Watermelon Phases of the Moon

designed by Kelly Alder-Janes

Decorate a kitchen wall with this unique moon chart, painted with Traditions™ Artist Acrylics.

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Traditions™ Artist Acrylic

  • Carbon Black (DAT42)
  • Light Pearl (Metallic) (DAT48)
  • Medium Green (DAT17)
  • Naphthol Red (DAT02)
  • Phthalo Green-Blue (DAT23)
  • Prussian Blue Hue (DAT25)

Other supplies

  • pencil
  • #4 round brush
  • #1 flat shader brush
  • circle template (small cup, shot glass)
  • toothpicks
  • 4" x 12" canvas (Michaels)


NOTE: Let dry completely between painting steps.

  1. Using an appropriately sized round template (small cup base, shot glass, etc), sketch out the watermelon design on the blank canvas. (See photo.) Basecoat the canvas using Light Pearl (Metallic).
    Step 0 Example
  2. Paint in the watermelon rinds using Medium Green.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Paint the insides of the watermelons Naphthol Red. (Keep the edges jagged where bites would have occurred.)
    Step 2 Example
  4. Add shading using Phthalo Green-Blue and Prussian Blue Hue. (The center watermelon needs to be shaded to emphasize its roundness.)
    Step 3 Example
  5. Add highlights with Light Pearl (Metallic) and finalize the shading. Add seeds using a toothpick dipped in Carbon Black.
    Step 4 Example