Monday, September 15, 2008

Harvest Moon

acrylic on paper 6x9"

don't ask me why, but every year i end up painting the harvest moon

this is the fourth year in a row without any intention!


11 comments:

Cara Dawn Romero said...

Rob - Tonight I sat outside and watched my own harvet moon for quite some time. There is something so enchanting about this particular moon - almost as though it loves us. Your painting is wonderful -

rob ijbema said...

glad you saw it too carla
yes what is it about the harvest moon?
i was so lucky to have the only clear night of the week to paint this...

Jack Riddle said...

Rob--I love the fell of this. We get the H Moon here in Maine, but it's a lot different--more red, more "present." After seeing this, I think we may be missing something.

rob ijbema said...

i don't know jack a red moon would be good too.
good to hear you like it.appreciated

Keith Tilley said...

Hello Rob, I haven't looked here since you went to Cornwall. I think the Caithness wind must have gone there for a holiday too!

I know what you mean about the moon. Maybe there's something in our ancestry that draws us to it.

rob ijbema said...

hey Keith!
yes the wind kinda blew me this way...

Dianne Mize said...

Hey, Rob. I've been too pre-occupied lately to catch your blog. And have I been missing out! This harvest moon painting is stunning. Sky is so beautifully modulated and the moon is perfect. I love that moonlight on the little road and gate. Good stuff!

rob ijbema said...

hi dianne,good to hear from you again,hope you are back in business...
it was a challange not to paint the full moon to obvious...

vivien said...

wonderful catch of moonlight :>)

rob ijbema said...

yes got one over the moon!
feels good cheers vivien

Ron Guthrie said...

Hi Rob,
Man, I missed it this year but managed to do one just before it and was happy. We've bee getting some great full moons lately but tonight it's overcast and raining here.
Excellent work on this one Rob.