Painting: Blood Moon #3

Blood Moon #3 (2016)
Oil on board
45.3cm x 40.9cm

Doing things with friends will always help me create memories. We went out to the lighthouse late at night to watch the Blood Moon. It was a calm night, clear skies. Sometimes it’s far too easy to forget the beauty of the place you live until you actually stop to look.
Following a circular motion with the paint application and then layering other directional strokes on top draws the eyes into the central area to where the warmer orange lies. This one focused more on the shapes I remembered, though using the same colour palette as the other two. Rather than creating the solid forms, I converted them to simple brush strokes following the most intriguing outlines of the shapes.

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