Blue Moon 3
It’s interesting to me that so many of my moons are similar, but the three Blue Moon pieces are all very different. This one uses no salt at all, and takes advantage of the textured paper and graining black color to create a strange sort of anti-shine around the moon, in several concentric circles. The ring of white where I wanted to preserve both the edge of the moon and the edge of the sky is a stark contrast to the dark black that’s next, and then there’s a softer, lighter ring followed by the outer ring of spiky black. It reminds me a little of looking at the moon through a frosty window or dark storm cloud, with the stars obscured and the moon a strange, fuzzy glow.
Blue Moon 3, 8″x8″ watercolor on paper, $222 with free shipping.
Above you can see a close-up of the white ring where the two parts of the painting never quite meet. Below, you can see the painting hanging out with my phone. It’s ever so slightly bigger than 8″ across, so it doesn’t quite fit into the frame I have — it’ll have to go into a 10″x10″ frame with a mat, whenever it finds its final home.
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