Shoot it, Sketch it: Go, moon. Go!

Moon over Moorhouse – acrylic on watercolour paper, 205 x 255 mm, 2013

Moon over Moorhouse – acrylic on watercolour paper, 205 x 255 mm, 2013

Moon over Moorhouse, Christchurch, 2013

Moon over Moorhouse – Christchurch, 2013

The photographs were taken through our car’s dirty windscreen on my nothing-special cellphone (don’t worry, I wasn’t driving). Work in progress shown below.

Moon over Moorhouse, WIP – underpainting

Moon over Moorhouse, WIP – underpainting

8 thoughts on “Shoot it, Sketch it: Go, moon. Go!

  1. kestrelart

    I find working from photos carries a risk, that of trying too faithfully to copy the image. You might so easily have left this as the underpainting. However, I really like the way you have developed that further to the final, more abstracted, more painterly, piece. Cool image.

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  2. camilla wells paynter

    Very cool! Love the big round moon over the big round sign. (It took me a second to connect the title with the traffic lights! Duh! :-))

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  3. Kate Happenence

    Love how the sky really adds depth. Wildsherkin is right that it seems ‘magical’. Feels almost fairytale like to me.

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