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Friday, January 1, 2010

Moon Set, Carpinteria-- Jan. 2, 2K10

Not every moon set is the same; some are warm moons, some cool moons. They all vary depending upon the atmosphere, angle, timing of night, and relationship to the time of sunrise. What I strive for is the immediacy of the moment; to capture the tones, and relationships of the colors and shapes before me.

I don't want all the information nature is giving me, but seek only just enough information that will help me interpret the subject in my studio. It is there I will work from memory, to develop it further, and get to the configuration of my subject. It is a deeper truth I seek to realize and express the appreciation for being in the Earth.

This is the November Moon from Carp1nteria Beach, 14x12 oil/canvas 2009


  1. Hi Tom,
    This one is a great start to your paintings posted per day for 2010. A typical Van Stein here. Great glow around the moon and reflected light on the water. Outstanding work!

  2. This is a great idea and a great start. I look forward to following your blog through the year.

  3. Hi Tom,
    I really enjoy all of your paintings. The colors and movement in this one are great. I look forward to seeing each new painting! I also loved the one with the meteor.

  4. Thanks Ron,
    Sometimes the moon is aglow! :D

  5. Ah, Richard, my Mentor...

    I will one day paint a Moonlight Nocturne for you!

    I hope you get out to see you soon...

    Happy New Year.

  6. Thank you Peter. I like your portrait!