I don't paint them often enough. I guess because I'm not a night owl but I really enjoy the challenge when I get a chance. The moon has been big and beautiful the last two days and I finally got a chance to paint it about 5:30 this morning while it was setting. FYI...the moon sets just as fast as the sun sets! It seemed like it was sinking so fast behind the trees. I kept having to move so I could see it. I don't have much of a progress shot, because of the darkness but if you look right above my easel you can see a bright light ...that's the moon. Looks tiny in the picture but it seemed huge when I was painting it. The halo was so big and bright. I really never noticed that the moon had a halo until I started painting. Sometimes it's golden like the sun, sometimes orange, sometimes purple.
There is a bit of glare on this photograph of my painting. Sorry about that. It's hard to photograph a wet painting, especially dark colors.
10" x 8" oil on panel