Sunday, March 20, 2011

Supermoon


Supermoon__6x8 oil on linen panel__for Passing America: The Great Plains


"Supermoon" is when the orbit of the moon makes it pass the closest it can to Earth. This means it looks bigger, brighter and BETTER than usual!...I guess.... While this special full moon was rising, the car was very dark, so I was only able to sketch a scene and put down a few color notes....then I "memorized" the relationships of color, studied the forms as they passed by, and completed this from memory...

Our family drove to College Station for my mother-in-law's birthday, yesterday. I brought along my gear to do some "drive-by" paintings. This WILL be part of my exhibit called Passing America: The Great Plains. The exhibit opens on Oct 7, late this year, and runs through December in Lincoln, NE at the Great Plains Art Museum at the University f Nebraska.
I am VERY excited to be in the "home stretch" of this wonderful project and study. I will now be working FULL TIME on the paintings, to complete over 100 "drive-by" studies like this one, and about 50 larger works. I have about 70-80 of the small ones done, and 1 of the big ones....yes, I said "one".... I hope you will follow along with my Passing America Blog, and contribute comments there as you want to. Everyone has a farm in their memory....

5 comments:

Douglas Clark said...

Finally, something for the coyotees to howl at!

Dee Day said...

When I saw that moon, I thought of you immediately and knew instinctively that we would see a painting of it in all its brilliance!! Good job!

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V....Vaughan said...

What??? I did not delete any comments, but this page said I did? hmmmm....is there another author? That's weird!

Penny Otwell said...

This is a wonderful painting. Congrats. I like your work very much!