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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