By Julia Glenn

This is a noir style painting, and is a stylised skyline of Auckland. You can choose to paint with either blue, red or both in this fun bold painting, while learning techniques of smooth blending.

The trick to the moon reflecting in the water is to make sure your zig-zag brush stokes are uneven, which is surprisingly tricky because human nature is to paint them symmetrical.

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