Cedar Lee April 29th, 2013
This week in the studio I’m working on paintings of the full moon. In both these oil paintings, the moon and a sky glowing bright with moonlight make the backdrop for the Tree of Life. I keep returning to the Tree of Life in my paintings because it symbolizes the interconnectedness of all things. The Tree of Life together with the glowing full moon makes a powerful image.
This one is called “Golden Haloed Moon” because of my attempt to capture that brilliant halo effect. It’s hard to tell from the photo, but in person the moon is indeed glowing golden. Here’s a detail shot of the moon so you can fully see the colors:
And here is “Milk Moon Rising.” Like my earlier painting, “Seed Moon Rising,” it is titled for one of the names of the full moon. The Milk Moon, also sometimes called the Full Flower Moon, occurs in mid-spring–this year it’ll be on May 25th. I thought it an apt title because of the milky-white quality of the moonlight washing over the scene.
I particularly love the details that show the craters and rocky surface of our moon:
Both paintings available for purchase. (Or they will be, as soon as they finish drying.)