Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Red moon



Smoke from the California fires is affecting us here in Colorado. A couple of nights ago it turned the early-evening rising moon red. It was an amazing sight.



I've always loved cats that sleep in silly positions. Lynx is a master at this sort of thing.

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15 comments:

bonnieluria said...

Wow Jala- this might be my favorite abstraction so far.
You've described the heat and intensity so perfectly.
That ball is ablaze under your brush.
I'm reminded of Pink Floyd " Dark Side of the Moon".
It's unimaginable that life can be so tenuous in places that are no longer remote or " somewhere else".

I guess Lynx can't bear looking either.
That belly has an invisible target that says " insert nose here ".

Karen Bruson said...

Love how this painting turned out. You can really imagine the intensity of the heat from the fires.

loriann said...

Wow! I love that light effect. You really captured it!

Fábio Cembranelli said...

Que lindo, adorei!!!! Wonderful.

Carrie Jacobson said...

Stunning - and spooky, too. What a lovely painting. Full of sensation and foreboding.

Sandra Galda said...

nice!!!! I love your beautiful paintings! Also, I always look forward to the pictures of your pets...so sweet!

Maggie Latham said...

This one has lots of energy in it. I LOVE it. Maggie

Pam Holnback said...

The contrast w/ the sky and moon is great. I remember a few years back w/ the Hayman fire how beautiful the sunsets were. Sad that something so terrible creates something so beautiful. It is foggyish/smokyish here, too.

rahina q.h. said...

all that practice in pastels on round shapes Jala.... what a wonderful return:)r.

Edward Burton said...

Very cool, Jala!

suzanneberry said...

This is my favorite, it's stunning in its simplicity and impact! Bravo! best, suzanne

Jala Pfaff said...

Thank you all for your comments about Red Moon! And it drives me crazy that it uploaded kind of blurry looking. In reality there are some sharper and clearer (not so fuzzy) areas. I.e., it looks better in person!

Bonnie - My nose is there really often.

Fernando Pena said...

amazing sight as you say, amazing painting.
PS wonderful Lynx :)

Samartdog said...

Pastels or oils? Size?

Jala Pfaff said...

Gracias, Fernando! Besitos de Lynx.

Sam - You silly, you just need to look at the "labels" portion of the post. It's oil, 4.5" x 6".