Sturgeon Moon Rising
Oil on Board
Image size: 4″ x 9.5″
Framed size: 8″ x 13.5″ In a pearlescent finish Palatino wood frame with hessian slip frame.
Sturgeon Moon Rising was created ‘en plein air’ in the Weardale countryside. Being the last Full Moon of the Summer, the Native Americans gave it this peculiar name as the sturgeon fish were readily available at this time in the Great Lakes.
I recall the spectacle of how bright and large the moon appeared as it was rising into the sky, changing appearance in size and colour, from a pinkish hue to a dominant yellow orange. The phases of the moon mark a constant passage of time, including the changing seasons. A Supermoon in particular seems to hold a special resonance for people. The memory and experience of painting the glowing reflected light, in a quiet rural setting, will always stay with me.