What do you think of when you see the moon? I often think of William's Shakespear's lovely line from Romeo and Juliet:
"O, swear not by the moon, the inconstant moon, That monthly changes in her circled orb..."
4: the finished painting
Here it is. I took this painting into my studio to make some changes. It's now more colorful with more tonal contrasts and with some compositional changes too
|MOON OVER THE YELLOWSTONE, original 20x9" oil painting by puci|
3: creating the pre-painting composition (using Adobe Photoshop)
Again, since the painting was done directly from nature, I didn't create a preliminary composition. Many of the painters in the group knew about the super moon and were excited to paint it. I chose to head on down to the Yellowstone River, not far from our place. My beloved husband was with me as we watched the moon rise. I had a tall panel ready to paint on, thinking it might be an interesting shape.
2: capturing the selected image
This is a Google Maps view of the area where I was painting, facing south.
1: planning the destination
I guess you can call this a companion post to the previous #44. This painting was also done as part of the outdoor painting event in Livingston MT.