Wednesday, January 9, 2013

January Moonrise

January Moonrise   10 x 10 acrylic on canvas
Having a young puppy, I have been getting up very early most mornings to let her out (even if you are sound asleep, you don't want to ignore a puppy's signal when you are house-training her.)  
When you wake from a good dream, crawl out of a nice cozy bed and and put on robe, boots, coat, hat and mittens to take your dog out into the frigid cold to pee at 5 a.m, one unexpected pleasure is just being there, in the wee hours before dawn. it is beautiful, in a shivery way. 

This morning  a gigantic crescent moon was rising, having just cleared the pasture horizon of our neighbor's dairy farm. There was a slight golden light to the south that I assumed was the hazy glow from the city, but now that I think of it, might have been from their farm yard light--the neighbors were probably already up miking.

This little painting is so simple, it almost feels like cheating, but sometimes less is more.  It was fun painting on a such a tiny canvas with my big fat #18 brush. Just a few strokes and it was done!  Maybe I have invented my own style of sumi painting. Make that Suemi painting.  


  1. Your brushstrokes are beautiful in this piece Susan! I love the free movement.