Thursday, July 17, 2008

NIGHT LIGHT first stage

Here is the start of a new painting I am working on. I think the name is going to be called "Night light". This is stage one.

During the first stage I painted the sky, moon, and tree and mountain line. I am hoping to add a tree in front of the moon, and other trees in the tree line that look more like real trees. I might change it up some by putting the sky even lower. I am not sure yet. I am hoping to work on highlighting the clouds and the moon a little bit more. I want them to almost glimmer in the moonlight. I might darken the sky a little bit more.

So far when I stand back and look at this painting it already brings me a sense of rightness, and joy. The colors are not showing true to form in the picture though because once again I took the snap shot with my phone cam. lol. I will try and get a picture taken with a real camera.

I remember when I was in my teens (about 16 years old) and living up in the mountains of California with my family. We were living at a place where there was a very small island in the center of a small pond. I would go out onto that little piece of land and sit at night looking up at the moon, stars and the very tip of the trees. I loved being out there during the night. That place was my little comfort zone where I could sit or lay back on a blanket relaxing, and just thinking of things only a teen girl thinks about.

One night the moon was soooo huge, I felt like i could reach right up and touch the moon it seemed so big. It was a summer night with a light breeze, and the clouds were so mystical looking. It was a night to dream. This painting is based on those feelings and visions I had that night. I felt such peace and I felt a connection with God in that small moment in time.

Isn't it funny how one can remember certain feelings and moments in ones life?

We shall see if I can continue to capture the feelings of a 16 year old girl while doing this painting.

Hugs and blessings


Hopefulsl said...

Just wanted to say good morning to you. i will be back to read your post, so far i lovvvvve the painting.
I know its not done yet, but i already have a vision of how it will turn out finished!!! ((SMILES))
It will be beautiful no matter what.
Need to do a few things before i get caught up in ((BLOGGER LAND))....
Oh, by the way, am i supposed to give the award to other people now????
Gotta go now, i will be back soon!!
Love you very much Sis......

Unknown said...

Wow, can't wait to see the finished product, it's already beautiful, well done..hugsss Mary

Tina Coruth said...

I'm glad Mike sent me over! Your painting is beautiful!! Tina

Anonymous said...

The painting looks very interesting :D
Hugs, Ken

Hopefulsl said...

Wow sis, you have never shared that with me. I had no idea that you did that, hummmm, where was i????
O.K lets not go there-((giggle,giggle)) Anyhow, Great painting so far. Hope you have a nice day.... Lots, and Lots of love to you!!!
Love Sis, xoxoxo

Mike Golch said...

the paintng has a lot of life to it already.I look forward to seeing it when it is done.Hugs and Blessings.that's my story and I'm sticking to it.

Tamara (TC) Staples said...

It is going to be a beautiful painting. I love to see the process of conception and then the building up of the layers on the canvas. It is so exciting! I am looking forward to seeing the finished piece!

Take care,

Tracy said...

Huh i thought i left a comment here lol. fibro moment i think.... sheesh ummm if one of you have my commment on your blog INSTEAD OF HERE.. laughs and i am so embarrassed!

Thank you everyone for all your comments. I am glad you like the start of the painting. I will show you it as i work on it.

I got to the printers today and finally saw proofs with the correct colors! Yayyyy

Sis, ummm you were a popular teen as you are a popular lady now... You were always on the go and in demand for time while i was not so busy.. hugsssss

Hugs and blessings everyone.

Anonymous said...

we like this one a lot! very moody



Raine said...


'Tart said...

You are so talented to bring what is inside, even memories, to the canvas. I look forward to seeing the end product, and this already looks very neat!:)

Tracy said...

Keepers, Raine and Tart,

I am so glad you like the start of the painting. I sure hope i can work on it soon!

Hugsss and blessings sent to all of you.