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04-06-2015, 07:14 PM
Two nights ago here in Sth Australia, we had a partial eclipse of the moon - known as a 'blood moon'.

Oil, chalk, glitter, airbrush, stencils, sticker sprays and layer blend modes were used.


04-07-2015, 03:03 AM
June what a beautiful painting, you really captured the luminous quality of the moon over water! Love the tree and kookaburra? on the rocks... very well done!

04-07-2015, 08:06 AM
Great use of the tools on your lovely painting, June

04-07-2015, 02:39 PM
Gary - thanks - the moon did look like that from my backyard - unfortunately not over water - just the neighbour's house and sheds - but you didn't want to see that. :eek: The bird - just something from my imagination one day when I was playing with the glitter tool - thought I might be able to use him sometime.


Jean thanks also to you - sometimes it feels like cheating to use stencils and sprays but AR makes them available to us so why not? :)

04-07-2015, 06:04 PM
I really like the idea, I actually would have loved to have seen this from the backyard with the sheds and stuff. . . believe it or not. I think there is something really amazing about backyard paintings, one day I'll do mine for everyone. I started one years ago as well. . . maybe I'll go back and finish that (snap a photo of the very rough sketch I'd done and finish it digitally).

Really like that red light landing on everything.

- Delo

04-07-2015, 06:12 PM
Really really nice. I love the metallic bird by the way! :)

04-07-2015, 06:31 PM
Delo and Scribble thanks so much for looking and liking. :)

04-08-2015, 05:24 PM
Love this, Enug. Just the perfect blue to go with that moon. :)

Saw the moon three quarters reddish brown,
the evening before it was supposed to happen. :cool:
And on the next night it was clouded over, so lovely to see here!

04-08-2015, 07:42 PM
Thanks so much - I had a look at your gallery - you have some beautiful abstract paintings.

D Akey
04-09-2015, 07:28 AM
Yeah, I heard there was a blood moon. I hope it was O positive, being that that's the universal donor type. It would give us a kinder, gentler emotion, and a more calm sea.

It's a dandy painting. I really like it. The moon looks great, and I love that it's so big. In the context of a painting that really sells it sometimes. And I like how the warm color from the moon is being picked up by that bird, almost like a transfusion. And also, seeing as you don't want to paint your neighbor's shed, grab a brush and help me with mine. You could do with a coat of paint.:rolleyes:

Also there is a school of art, I believe it's called the 'Ash Can' school of painting, that celebrates the grit of what people see throughout their day-to-day experience in the city. I believe it was mostly New York, but I'm not sure. But if you can picture New York in the more industrial areas being turned into wonderfully painted visions, you get the idea of how to convert stuff that we wouldn't normally consider worth a second look, let alone being celebrated in painting, can in fact produce visions that transcend the mundane to which they are usually relegated.

Anyway all that aside, you did a splendid job on this one. I would even go so far as to say that you took it out of the mundane and gave it a vision.

PS: that solitary bird vignette is astonishingly wonderful. The range of going from blur to sharp strokes is really delicious. But I didn't want to use terms speaking of food for fear that the carnivores among us would put this little darling on a spit, along with the lambs and cows you've painted. Not mentioning any names here, but I would keep an eye on the Italians, and the lads from Brighton Beach.

:cool::cool::cool::cool::cool::):):):):):cool::coo l::cool::cool::cool:

04-09-2015, 03:26 PM
:D:D I know who you mean - nudge, nudge, wink, wink!!!!

PS - I omitted to mention that I got a great tip from Jacktar for the sky -

an alternative way to do a quick sky on a cear blue background is to use white chalk on a crumpled paper grain...up to you to play about until you get the background the way you like it.

Thanks Jack.