Sunday, February 28, 2010

Full Snow Moon

I'm so happy that the day's cloudy sky cleared and I was able to continue my full moon series :)

The bonus was going to our friends, Kate & Don's, house for dinner.  Love the moonlight on the May River!!

Kate and I dressed for the wind/cold and sat out on their dock for a half hour while I captured the scene.  I used my old book light to help me see the paints in my small travel palette.  This really made a difference.

The night sky was so much darker than the other full moon nights.  Perhaps the lack of clouds and the angle of the moon?

I missed January's full moon due to rain.  I did get a photo of rain drops on our front tree's limbs.  Not quite what I had in mind though :)

13 comments:

  1. Beautiful rendition of the Snow Moon Pam! Our full moon was rather uninteresting this time round, so no sketching!

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  2. Pam, had to jump over and see your painting when it showed up on my blogroll - beautiful full moon and water! I don't know which I am more amazed at - the moon and sky or those golden lights you've captured and kept so clean and glowing...that, and your dedication to doing this in the cold with a book light to help you see!!

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  3. Thank you Green Gal!

    Maree, Thanks! I have this mission to capture a years worth of moons. And, now that I'm hooked, probably more :)

    Rhonda, Ahh those pesky little lights :) I ended up using white out then coloring over them with colored pencil! (in the comfort of my studio) Hey, anything that works :)

    The book light was great. I was tempted to get a head lamp but one blogger said the light was welded in so he couldn't change the bulb!!

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  4. Hi Pam, you have been awarded the SUNSHINE AWARD for "Creativity and Positivity in Blogging" - please check award details here : http://artandcreativity-maree.blogspot.com/2010/03/sunshine-award.html

    Regards

    MAREE

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  5. Maree, Thank you so much!! I'm blushing :) Wow!!

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  6. wow- that is a spectacular painting!
    It was very cloudy up here, not good moon viewing. Lots of snow pack right now but a little green here and there as it melts. A flock of 16 robins last week before all the big snow.

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  7. I was looking at this watercolor last night but no time to leave a comment, so I had to come back and say I am so taken with this painting. It brings me right there, I can feel that moonlight. Beautiful!

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  8. Carol, Thanks!! Wow, you got Robins the same time we did!! They must be hardy to chance NY this early :)

    Thank you, Ann! The reflection on the water almost hurt our eyes, it was soooo bright!

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  9. Pam, you captured the moonlight beautifully! Love the sense of darkness all around and the brilliant reflections on the water.

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  10. Thank you, Krista! I used Arches bright white HP paper. I like the bright white much better than the natural for moon work. Next moon I'm going to try the CP version.

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  11. Thank you Journal Challenge! Your blog looks like fun! What a great way to keep your journaling going :)

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