recent paintings and news

recent paintings and news

Friday, August 31, 2012

blue moon and harvest picnic

QUICK! go outside and look UP !!!!!  (August 31 )

 Each year, the moon completes its final cycle about 11 days before the Earth finishes its orbit around the sun. These days add up, and every two and a half years or so, there is an extra full moon, called a blue moon. The origin of the term is uncertain, and its precise definition has changed over the years. The term is commonly used today to describe the second full moon of a calendar month, but it was originally the name given to the third full moon of a season containing four full moons. 

from 'Almanac Moon' series, encaustic on panel, 6x6in, 2012
Below is more 'produce' for today's Greenbelt Harvest Picnic.  
Bartlet pear 2 encaustic on muslin panel 12x2x12 2012


  1. The blue moon in my sidebar called me over...what a great interpretation. It's great to understand where the expression "once in a blue moon" came from. Lovely paintings!