Thursday, January 12, 2017

Moonlight 1 - A Work in Progress

Tonight the rain stopped for a little while and the full moon peeked out and cast its reflection on my ice covered driveway.

Since I wasn't tired I decided to paint for a while and pulled out this painting with a full moon that I started last year (see post on 20 June 2016).

I thought on this piece I would put a halo around the full moon and using French ultramarine blue I started by circling around the moon and painting outward until the sky had its first layer of blue.

Once the first layer dried I added a second layer around the moon, left a thin ring around the moon and continued until all the rest of the sky was painted.

I added two more layers of paint to the outside of the halo around the moon allowing the paint to dry completely between layers.

I will post this painting again once the trees have been completed.

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog and enjoy the artwork. I hope you will return often.