Monday, April 8, 2019

Full Moon Rising

Full Moon Rising, 2019, oil on linen, 71 x 87 cm

This painting took awhile to paint as I kept retouching it. Sometimes I get works documented but touch them up later on, and that means getting the same paintings documented a number of times. It might not seem much, but small touches make a difference. I was going to add a busy cloud formation across the pink sky, but when I painted the thin blue-grey cloud I thought it was enough. 

It's difficult to paint a large flat area like a field or a lake because what you are really painting is the space across the area rather than a body of earth or water.