Sunday, May 31, 2009

Everyday Matters Challenge #220 The Moon

This is the first night time painting I have done. I had to research pictures on the internet to see what the colors were at night. The different photos showed various blues, purples, black, yellow, orange, but not always in the same picture as I have done here. Everything except the black mountains and plain were done with watercolor pencils. The mountains and plains I did with opaque watercolor to save time. I love saguaro cactus and this seemed like a good picture to put one in. This was done on 9x12 sketch paper.


  1. Very nice with lots of atomosphere....oh wait...I think I hear a coyote.

  2. I love the purple cactus! I like the moon you creates a hazy sort of smoky atmosphere. If you wanted a different effect, an idea that I've found works for me in making something "glow" (like the moon). If you feather out yellow and then white (ie leaving the page white) it really looks glowy.

  3. I love the colors you chose!

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