Monday, February 22, 2010
Moonrise, Butterfly Beach Feb. 24, 2010
Every now and then I will come up with a composition which warrants painting more than once under different light. This is not original in concept; Monet was a master at this.
Square formats also are not the easiest to contend with.
I remember this being a Summer Moonrise, a few years ago. The sunset behind me cast a warm glow over the earth; its last rays visible on the lighthouse at the Coral Casino. Everything else was still and cooling down from the warm, balmy day and I was ready to call it a day.
The moon rose in the East, and I started sketching away. I was almost by myself as the tide was high so nobody was combing the beach.
Lots of silent moments with this one.
Moon Rise, Butterfly Beach
Painting subject to prior sale