Normally I work quite small, always have, ever since someone told me my paintings were little jewels. But for some reason I felt this sky needed to be big (big for me). So instead of the little jewels I went for the Hope Diamond and did a 16 by 20.
And of course later in the evening, around 6 pm, the super moon made its appearance. I wasn't particularly impressed with the size of her but the brightness blew me away as she climbed above the ocean. I managed a little sketch.
Now normally when I paint a cloudscape or nocturne I only work on location, never from a photograph. But I will sometimes work from a sketch though I never capture that freshness again. But it's still much more alive than it would have been if I had relied on a pic.
So here is my Super Moon painting, based on this little sketch. It too is a 16 by 20. And if you don't know this, cloudscapes and moonlights (the old term for night paintings) look best when viewed from a distance. So to get the full effect of the light, step back from your computer and look.
Art Copyright E.M. Corsa 2016