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Jim Updegraff
04-27-2005, 05:54 PM
The appearance of this end of the Midwest at night has been of some interest for some time. This is the second attempt at it. The view is of the little settlement of Eldorado at the juncture of the Turkey River and the Little Turkey in northern Fayette County. The building under the river bluffs is St. Peterís Lutheran Church, a two spired late 19th Century structure where services were conducted openly in German until the great foreign language scare during WWI and in secret (or at least with some discretion) thereafter.

For scale, the moon is the size of a penny. The whole thing is 30" X 40", oil on canvas.

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Spyderbabe
04-28-2005, 04:25 PM
We've had some beautiful nights here too with the full moon shinning on the snow. I've done a few minis of it. I do like the detail shot of the church and the lights in the trees. Is the foreground snow covered?

A Few Pigments
04-28-2005, 04:28 PM
I love landscapes lit by moonlight. I saw one many years ago of a university campus in England. I canít remember who did it and I havenít been able to find it again.

It looks like your painting is a winter scene is that right? Moonlight is so very difficult to capture; Iíll be watching your progress with great interest.

Jim Updegraff
05-09-2005, 10:52 PM
A little more work on this thing. Between the demands of work and weekend trips to see the grand-baby there hasnít been much time for painting. The lawn needs to be mowed, too. The mice ate the wiring in the pick-up truck. If I could just get an uninterrupted afternoon this thing would be close to done.


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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/09-May-2005/34977-100_0841_2.JPG

Spyderbabe
05-10-2005, 10:23 AM
Coming along nicely. Too bad you can't train the mice to eat the grass instead :evil: