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Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Super Blue Moon mood

Mood Maker, 5 by 7 watercolor, 140 lb. Fabriano Artistico cold press paper
Mood maker. Tonight and tomorrow morning will be a super blue moon that will turn almost red in pre-dawn light.
The moon's power  moves tides on the earth, in people and in wildlife, evoking memories, moods, romances and more throughout time.
It made me happy, just looking at it tonight, rising over rooftops, glittering white. As darkness fell, it illuminated the countryside. Had there been snow, it would have been even more dramatic.
This isn't the first time I've painted it, or written about it, and likely won't be the last.
It's my second watercolor today, after missing yesterday's daily challenge. One more to go for 31 in January.
(#worldwatercolorgroup January paint happy things challenge)
A few other paintings, articles:
Oklahoma Moonrise

December Moon
Misty Turquoise Moon


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