Full Moon, January 30, 2010

Full Moon

Rough day.  I got food poisoning at an Academic Decathlon event last night.  Violently sick all night, and trashed out all day today.  Could not even focus my eyes on a watercolor or even a good book.  Hope tomorrow is better.  Meanwhile, to keep my New Year Resolution of blogging art work every day, here is an old, old work of mine.  The significance it has to me (for my own development) is that this is the first time I ever tried using prismacolor pencils over watercolor.  All the highlights on the spruce branches are prismacolor pencil.  I was also pretty new with this 300 lb. D’Arches paper, and was quite surprised to see how active the watercolor was in the night sky when I kept adding water and watching it do its magic on the page.

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3 Responses to “Full Moon, January 30, 2010”

  1. lindahalcombfineart Says:

    When I look at this I feel the crisp, cold air. Did you mask the moon or paint around it? I love the sky and the loose feel of the application. Thank you for sharing this.

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  2. Alex Zonis Says:

    Sorry to hear you were sick. Get better soon!!!

    I love the moody sky in this painting. Have the same question Linda asked – how was the moon developed? Thank you!

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  3. david Says:

    Thanks for your comments & questions. For the moon, I drew around a template, then painted water carefully around it, flooded it with dark pigment then tilted the paper for the color to run around it.

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