by Judith F Lochbrunner
acrylic on paper
10 x 10 inches
This painting is a double challenge. First it is a nocturne with a full moon (December's full moon is called the "Cold Moon"). I have been intrigued by the plein air painters who stay out all night painting. One of these painters noted that she insists her husband sit with her all night so she does not get scared. Actually I think the thought of painting in such low light is kind of scary. However the beautiful full moon last month had me enjoying the magical scene out the window.
The other is that it is a snow scene. Although I spent several years in New England enjoying the beautiful winter landscape, I did hand-built pottery rather than paintings then. Fortunately a trip to Draper, VA last February after one of our heavier snowfalls of the season provided a good reference.
So I created this painting remembering the glow of the building lights on the snow those many winter nights in New England. And thinking back on how many details could be seen in the landscape during a full moon. However my intention was to not include too many details to allow the spectacular light display of the nocturne the "shine".
One week completed for the challenge and I hope that I have kept your interest to keep you coming back next week. Thank you for stopping by my blog.