Thursday, August 21, 2014

SuperMoon Over the Yellowstone, 45

5: thoughts between paintings
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.

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