Friday, January 28, 2011

Moon Painting

I think my moon painting may be done. I have been working on it for the past couple of days and I think it is OK. The sky turned out really well. I had to reduce the mountains - they were way to dominant. I had a bit of a struggle with the reflections in the water and also a struggle to find the right colours to go with the cobalt blue which is the main colour. I ended up just using payne's grey, a bit of my usual yellow, a bit of my usual red and a lot of white. Here it is.

I have been looking at some of Emily Carr's paintings that are int he Vancouver Art Gallery online show. There are a few I just love. Her skies in her later paintings are fabulous. I suppose they influenced me slightly in my moon painting - though I didn't have a good look at them until tonight. I must get some of her skies into my other paintings. why not be influenced by Emily Carr? she is BC's most famous painter and I started to try and draw like her back in the 50s - my mother was a huge fan.

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