Sunday, May 29, 2011
Full Flower Moon
Now, I know the moon rises later each night but somehow didn't think it would be pitch black when it did! We arrived around 8 pm. I sketched the glow from the sunset. We waited and waited. I took the golf cart back to the house to get my flashlight. Still no moon. Finally we saw it peeking from behind the trees. In my boredom I had started to paint the foreground, but in reality when the moon came up the only brightness in the landscape was the reflection on the water, the sky and the clouds around the moon.
Rob was able to capture me painting while holding the flash light. I'm always amazed at my little camera and what it can pull off :)
Here's what I got done before the bugs got too hungry.
I'm working with watercolor paper that I've cut down to 7.5 x 11 inches and folded these sheets in half. One of these days I need to bind the pages together.
The sunset sketch is on Fabriano HP and the full moon is on Fabriano soft press. I like lettering on the HP surface the best so I kept that side free for the moon's name.
All of our spring flowers have long since bloomed but I thought the traditional full moon name was appropriate with the Southern Magnolias blooming in all their glory. I finished off the pages today, adding the magnolia blossom and lettering.