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Again, all these paintings are 8x10" on birch panel that was sanded & coated with multiple coats of shellac.
This was the very first full moon painting I've ever done. The night was just too perfect to waste sleeping! Rex Beach is right on Lake Michigan, about 3.5 miles from my house. It's possible to drive right down to the water. I usually don't do this because people sometimes get stuck in the sand. But I didn't feel like lugging my stuff all the way from the parking lot. Just used low gear & held my breath! Like I'd said in an earlier description ("Full Moon and Cloud"), I'd pre-mixed a dark and medium tone in the studio before I went out. I had a flashlight with me but only had to turn it on a very few times. I'd have liked showing the moon sparking on the water, but it was at the wrong angle. I didn't see any water sparkling. If I'd gone out at 5 AM, it would have been in the right position for that. There were a few clouds passing over and I loved the way they looked, so that's what I painted. It was an enchanted evening! I'm going out for more full moon paintings in the future!