The Moon in Ink Painting

In most western paintings, the moon is painted full, large and overwhelming.  In Japanese scrolls, the moon is shown in all its phases.  Waxing.  Waning.  Gibbous.  Full.  Crescent.  Quarter.  In fog.  Alone in the sky.  Through the trees.

The fact is, to paint the moon full is very simple!  Catching its other shapes and moods is not so easy.  I’ve tried to paint the moon over the years, attempting to catch a quality or mood in a few strokes. I’ll leave it to you to judge.

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2 thoughts on “The Moon in Ink Painting

  1. CheyAnne Sexton May 4, 2009 / 7:39 pm

    these are beautiful, I like the second one up with the little red flowers
    peace n abundance
    CheyAnne

  2. inkyarn May 5, 2009 / 5:13 am

    Thanks for the comment. Glad you enjoyed them. I had fun with them. -Naomi

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