Moonrise 91

Moonrise 91,  oil painting by Roger Vincent Jasaitis, copyright 2013,
Moonrise 91

Here is the harvest moon rising over interstate 91 in Putney Vermont at the height of fall foliage color. In this painting I am experimenting with low light levels at late twilight. The fading color at twilight is a function of our eyes not seeing the light rays reflecting off of the objects. The color is there, we just can’t see it. I am exaggerating the hue saturation to create a dream-like quality. The moon provides a cool light, hence the slightly cooler palette than I normally use. This series of works are heavily textured with layers of paint and tool marks evident on the surface. Hung in a low light situation, they glow with luminosity.

 #2131101, Moonrise 91
20″x 16″, oil on canvas

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