Moonrise, Butterfly Beach Feb. 24, 2010

Every now and then I will come up with a composition which warrants painting more than once under different light. This is not original in concept; Monet was a master at this.

Square formats also are not the easiest to contend with.

I remember this being a Summer Moonrise, a few years ago. The sunset behind me cast a warm glow over the earth; its last rays visible on the lighthouse at the Coral Casino. Everything else was still and cooling down from the warm, balmy day and I was ready to call it a day.

The moon rose in the East, and I started sketching away. I was almost by myself as the tide was high so nobody was combing the beach.

Lots of silent moments with this one.

Moon Rise, Butterfly Beach
14x14, oil/canvas
Painting subject to prior sale