Oil on Canvas: 12″w x 24″h x .75″ d
2013 This is the my most recent painting (9-2013) – completed as a study for a larger canvas. As with past ideas, I have been thinking about this one for a long time. I have worked with the metallic silver paint and grays on “Fog – Incoming Tide”, “Firebirds”, and “Hope”. I wasn’t sure how it would react with opaque color and if I wanted dark blue or purple for the moonlit night. I am fond of both colors when they are deep and rich as the night sky – which is never really black. I am pleased with how the purple and silver interacted to show what I consider to be the essence of moonlight – its reflection. The moon is unseen but we know it is there because we see the reflection on the water. On a bright full moon night, the stars and planets have difficulty competing with the light of the moon but I put one bright star just above the horizon.