Monday, September 27, 2010
september harvest moon
Each night I walk to the soccer field next to my house to watch the show...the sunset. Usually the colors tend to be orange, red, hot. This was later and by now it had a beautiful, wispy, neutral violet cloud at the horizon. Civil twilight it's called, about 1/2 hour after sunset. For many evenings last week the full moon was present heavy in the distant sky. On this night the sun easily stretched its arms high from underneath the ground plane, coloring the sky with its rich glow. The grass was the hardest to do for it always seems too cool. To counter act that I painted a warmer red underneath.
This is a studio piece. You can see the underpainting here.