The inspiration for this little moonrise piece comes from my love for the colors of a nocturne - the cool darks really let the warm light shine - and my love of the Columbia River Gorge, reflections, and the moon near the horizon. The name came because of the shapes that my contrasts producing in the moon.
This painting is done in thick passages of archival oil paints with only a palette knife, then a light varnish. The textures produced give the piece interest from a distance as well as close-up.
I include a small dark bronze metal display easel which is a great way to enjoy these small masterpieces on your mantel, bookshelf, side table, etc - and it makes a great gift!
all archival panel, oil paint, varnish