Since the 70’s I’ve been intrigued with nocturnal paintings, especially since the solar eclipse that I viewed in 1979. This is an oil painting I created after that eclipse, a full moon with the portrait of a red haired girl. Her pixie look is fitting for the mood of a night in full moonlight.
The experience of seeing the moon obscure the sun, the birds settling on branches like twilight, made me want to paint the moon in many ways. Often the sky is still light from the setting sun as the moon rises over our mountains, and it is a beautiful sight.