Raven Trio

March 10, 2018

Portraying moonlight is something of an intriguing interpretation for painters.  Some, like the famous American painter Frederic Remington, chose a greenish hue for its earthly glow….

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Others, like the American painter Maxfield Parrish, often used yellow as the predominant colour of moon glow….

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I’ve noticed other painters depicting the colour of moonlight in hues of blue.  And in this little painting of Ravens, my choice is sepia and white….

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Three Ravens‘, 8″ x 10″, Arches Hot Press 140 lb Paper, Sold

By including my own, I’m certainly not attempting to put myself in the league of a Parrish or Remington–but merely drawing attention to how our eye finds mystery in the way the moon reflects and illuminates the landscape.  When I go outside on a full moonlit night, I feel it is a blueish reflection on snow, and more earth-toned on our backyard mountain and rocks.  And even though I never quite manage to see moonglow  as green, I simply adore Remington’s moonlit scenes and illustrations.  He convinces me it really is green!

What is it for you?

 

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5 Responses to “Raven Trio”

  1. What a great compliment! Thank you so much, Lance! Appreciate it! 😃💕

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  2. ….you have such an interesting site, Charlie, and I love going there to see your latest–thank you!

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  3. Loves me some beautiful moonlight… as well as sepia… beautiful work, Lance!

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  4. Thank you very much Sharon–how kind–and your recent work is so colourful!

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  5. Good Morning Lance, What beautiful examples of moonlight, including your Raven trio.

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