Nocturnes or Nightscapes have always fascinated me. There was a time when I used to think I could probably study Astronomy or celestial mechanics, as a girl. But then soon I found Literature and arts interested me more in terms of studies. But even now I simply love gazing at the sky - day and night; particularly night I guess. The sky, vast and expansive, with so many happenings occurring probably all the while and yet looks so serene and tranquil. Though the skies I have painted are not what I see in my region, I do love watching skies where such wonders happen... now that it’s available at our fingertips and within the comfort of our own room! I am like Jodie Foster in "Contact" in total awe when I look up (though that's a different storyline about extraterrestrial life)! So it's no surprise that at some point in time I would end up painting them or at intervals, if I may say. As a personal project that I started at the wake of this year, it was perhaps Whistler’s “Nocturne” that nudged me to make some of my own.
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“When the skies turned deep-blue
The Moon bloomed,
The earth shone,
The spell fell
And the magic happened!”
Grey sky in showers
It was when the Super blood moon happened early this year.
It was from the picture above I cropped the Moon and used it in my SuperBloodMoon (click to read) post if you remember. I edited it in Photoshop. These were the stages of my painting the Moon.
And finally the last of the series for now...I am still adding to the collection.
Which one is your favourite?? Would love to know.
Linking it to the Awesome PPF and the Incredible ladies there!!!