Night time River Cruise, Saranac River 6x12

Night time River Cruise, Saranac River 6x12
Night Time River Cruise, Saranac River 6x12

Saturday, December 21, 2013

The Witching Hour

The elusive hour of sunset and moonrise has been my own challenge for about a year. Light still falls on the land yet the moon is rapidly pulling the cloak of evening over our shoulders.

My easel was set up in the back field of Crystal Springs Dairy. I had arranged with the farmer Pete Donnelly for a fairly big group of painters from Eric Rhoads Publishers Invitational to come and be there for the "super moon" rising in June. The other artists arrived shortly after I had.

Pete had just finished baling hay in that field. It had been touch n go for haying this past June because it had been raining seemingly non-stop. The break in the weather was predicted to last a few days, long enough to cut, dry and bale. Then we artists took advantage of a sweet smelling evening and set out to capture very fast light changes in pastel, watercolor and oil.

This work is my record of the day.

"June Moon Rising at Sunset" 12x9 June Calendar Pic

"June Moon Rising at Sunset" is available at the Adirondack Artists' Guild or you may contact me for purchase. It is also the June calendar pic for 2014.

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