The Simple Things
We caught a glimpse of the full moon last night before it disappeared behind clouds of snow. A simple circle, so much depth. I’ve always loved the constancy of the moon, the way it connects eons and continents and people in its perfect radiance.
I kept this page simple to echo the subject and to emphasize the beauty and mystery of the night. The haiku is written with a Micron 02 pen and the larger text is painted in watercolor with a size 1 brush, combining yellow ochre and indathrone blue. I kept the paint fairly dry, because these colors make a greenish gray when mixed. In cases where I do want the colors to merge in the letter I use wetter paint. Try it with your favorite color combinations to see how it works.
I love it Jean! Was it done last year?
Oh geez Donna, I have to get with the new year! This was last night’s moon! good catch.
Stunning in its simplicity. Unfortunately, too cloudy in OH to see anything at all last night! BTW, you need to change the date on your painting to 2017!!!
Oh Carole- see, it’s the simple things! Luckily, I think I can patch it. Darn!
done! Glad you caught it!
Beautiful. I love your inky night sky. That style of lettering is one of my favorites to use.
Thanks Susan– Got to fix that date though!
The use of spreading the two colors of paint with your paint brush on the larger text not only relates to your moon painting but gives both the mystic appearance. Did you apply both colors on your paint brush to give it the swirly look?
No, I had two paint bushes loaded with each color and floated them into each other pretty wet. Then sprayed with my mister when it was beginning to dry.
Thanks for the info, jean. I’ll give it a try
Very dreamy, yet cold in that winter way. Love the milky-ness of your moon.
Glad you like it…it’s in your journal!
I love the simple beauty of this page, Jean. Thank you!
You are welcome Carolyn! Did you get a chance to see the moon in Anacortes?
Love the simplicity and the colors. Beautiful.
Thanks Karen! It’s amazing what a circle and paint can become.
Very artistic! Nice!
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