I began this landscape painting with a reference photo I took of Seneca Lake, but that contributed only generally to the background. I love painting the moon, and I continued my expedition into surrealist territory by making it much larger, in front of the clouds, and right above the water. That gave me a "good enough" painting, but I wanted something more--to truly incorporate my own pattern language into the painting in a coherent way, as I felt I'd done with Sunwheel. Since for me, clouds are some of the most malleable of subjects, I worked up the patterns I could see in them with my imagination and ended up with clouds that are a blend of a snakeskin, a web, and netting. So I see this work of magic realism depicting the moon shedding its skin in the form of its light clothing the clouds.
The original acrylic painting is 24 x 36"/61 x 91cm on canvas with a 2"/5cm profile. I suggest a black floater frame for this painting. The giclee prints are on 100% cotton archival fine art paper, colors are matched to the original by the artist, and they are signed on the back.