Moon Shadow

This painting is currently in the Summit Gallery, 675 Main Street, Park City, Utah. I used different sizes of brayers to lay down the initial indigo and abstract the mountains and roadside. The area in the upper right is sanded with steel wool to let the silver reflection show through, bringing reflective light as opposed to the clouds which are painted, splattered and dripped into place. I felt like it needed some small shots of color and added the fuchsia to compliment the blues.

 

Moon Shadow, oil on a brushed aluminum panel, 51" x 51", $8750
Moon Shadow, oil on a brushed aluminum panel, 51″ x 51″, $8750

I love to watch the play of moonlight on the snow at night. We have had a lot of snowstorms of late and the opportunities to feel this midnight magic abound.

One of the challenges of working in a large format is getting the paint on the panel quickly as I like to work wet on wet.  I started this one with a brayer, (a hard rubber roller used in printmaking), instead of a brush to roll the paint on and define the road and landscape.  When applied on the smooth metal surface, the paint can be rolled out super thin or built up in layers with interesting patterns. There will definitely be more fun with translucent layers to come.

Don’t forget to drop by the Summit Gallery tomorrow night from 7-9 and see me, the “featured artist”, and all my new work!

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