Wednesday, April 18, 2007


Originally uploaded by Gene ebandit Black.
I have been painting some 5x7 inch pieces for an upcoming show. This venue is good for selling smaller pieces.

I did several small "starts" and was trying to decide which I could do something with. This one was very bland....just the purple at the top and the yellow lower section. Yep nice complimentary colors but just boring. I used it to blot another piece I was working on. WOW, the blue that blotted up made it spring to life. I laid it aside....still not sure what to do with it. Tonight I saw "the moon" in the purple sky. It was there yesterday in the piece but I couldn't see it then. (Or did my fairy godmuse put it there for me?)

I lightened the moon and gave it a bit more form. I added some lights and darks to the yellow and bits of toned down white into the blues. Now it is a land of mystery to me.


~jolene said...

I loved reading about the creative process -- and I LOVE this piece!

The moon in the purple sky was the first thing my eye was drawn to. I thought of "moon shadow" when I saw it and have had that song stuck in my head since :)

Looking forward to hearing more about the art show, if you are so inclined.

Tammy said...

Yep - I saw the moon first off too! (go figure... I always see the moons in everything!) Very cool piece! I love!