“Moonrise”

“Moonrise” is a smaller version of a previous painting, “Stargazing on Earth 2.0”.

Commission. Acrylic painting on 16 x 20 inch stretched canvas.

"Moon Flowers"

“Moon Flowers” is a little different than my usual style, but it was fun to create. You can imagine the moon shining down and opening the different blooms. It has a familiar, yet slightly alien look. It could be on any planet with a moon like ours. A colorful garden blooming in the moonlight.

I started using an early painting I created as a base. The earlier painting was pretty but plain. It was a simple ocean view with only two main colors, blue and purple, and straight lines for the land/sea divide and horizon. I was unhappy with it and so I made the decision to paint over it.

My idea was for a night sky scene, so I started by painting black over the sky and ocean, leaving the purple grass. I then blended purple and blue over the black sky, giving it a texture more like a night sky.

The inspiration for the alien garden came next, so I used bright greens, blues, yellow and pink to layer in the plants. I gave the plants some unusual shapes against the night sky and left the purple grass. This turned out well, but it needed something. The bright full moon sets off the dark night sky and completes the painting.

Acrylic on 16 x 20 inch stretched canvas. Unframed. Signed by the artist.

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"Moonrise on Neptune III"

Three moons rise up from the horizon of an alien ocean into a cloudy purple sky. On the shore sits a large city, a testament to the ancient civilization that resides on the edge of the universe.

This painting rose up in my imagination after painting over an existing piece I was unhappy with. The color of the ocean was already mostly in place from the previous image. I painted white, then a purple gradation, over some of the details from the original picture. This created a series of shadow shapes under the new paint layer. I saw the current image in the shadows and just followed my imagination. This is the first time I have added structures to my landscape. I plan to experiment further as I create more new paintings.

“Moonrise on Neptune III” is an original acrylic painting measuring 12 x 24 inches on stretched canvas.

Original painting sold.

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“Calm Before the Storm”

“Calm Before the Storm” is an original 16×20 inch acrylic painting on stretched canvas. This painting could actually be a nice companion piece to “Moonlight on the Bay”. The inspiration for this image was a recent series of events in my life. My family went through a very stressful period with an elderly family member as caregivers. When this family member was admitted to a rehab facility, there was a change in the stress level and things calmed down. However, I feel like I’m always waiting for the next storm to start.

I painted the calm, blue moonlit bay as an expression of feeling a brief calm in my life. I was able to relax a little a stop to paint. It also expresses a lift in spirits and happiness. The dark storm clouds looming overhead signify the yet unknown but anticipated storm that will break the calm.  The goal is to appreciate the beauty of the calm and try not to stress over things that haven’t happened yet.

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“Moonlight on the Bay”

“Moonlight on the Bay” is an acrylic painting of a bright full moon rising over the ocean horizon. Moonlight and colorful sky is reflected on the surface of the water. Waves flow up and throw gentle surf onto the beach. The bay surrounding the water is blanketed in shadow.  20 x 24 inches on stretched canvas.  September 2016.

Original painting is sold.

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