La Luna

Kathleen Kalinowski's avatar Kathleen Kalinowski

A love of painting nocturnes and the glow of a moon reflected in water or after a winter snow inspired my painting "La Luna". During the early morning, the moon is on its way to the horizon, peacefully illuminating the sky and earth providing a quiet and still ambience. I have painted nocturnes en plein air using small reading lights to illuminate my canvas and palette. The idea for this painting started with the blue moon last August that was positioned over the pond near my home, casting a reflection. I painted several small study sketches of the blue moon using my memory to guide me in preparation of this larger version. I must admit that I am a "moon chaser", always looking forward to the next full moon and to be inspired for my next nocturn painting.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 1
  • Medium: oil on linen
  • Width: 2.5
  • Year created: 2013
  • Height: 4