In most western paintings, the moon is painted full, large and overwhelming. In Japanese scrolls, the moon is shown in all its phases. Waxing. Waning. Gibbous. Full. Crescent. Quarter. In fog. Alone in the sky. Through the trees.
The fact is, to paint the moon full is very simple! Catching its other shapes and moods is not so easy. I’ve tried to paint the moon over the years, attempting to catch a quality or mood in a few strokes. I’ll leave it to you to judge.