Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Moon Over the Downs

The original idea was to use an almost featureless grey sky with a moon in it: something I'd seen on a recent bike ride at twilight, and use it in a scene similar to the last several. The actual scene had a line of trees on the horizon and a marsh in the foreground, and I was looking to do something like that. But the trees seemed too familiar, and I liked the idea of a featureless horizon, and the glint of the moon on water, so this is what I ended up with. I'm not into painting pretty pictures these days. I'm into seeing just how much I can push minimalism without sacrificing mood.

18x24" 45x60cm acrylic on hardboard

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