Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Harvest Moon

Harvest Moon

Here's the one I was really working on the other day ...  It's the same tree silhouette, an old oak tree here in Oshkosh.  I was trying to figure out how to limit the orange color to just the circle of the moon.  I finally figured it out by clipping the orange texture layer to the moon brush with layer mask layer.  It worked!

I was also thinking about my friend Sheila's Strawberry Moon art quilt, and thinking that I'd like to do a whole series of moons ...   Then last weekend, there was a story about Fleetwood Mac and they showed a neat moon on one of their stage sets back in the day.  Indigo Moon was just the beginning!  Thank you for the inspiration, Sheila! 

Maybe it will also inspire a journal quilt, too?

Photo Processing Layer-by-Layer :
Layer 1) Karen White's Midnight Blues Texture for background
Layer 2) Nancy Clayes Xeveria Texture - Normal Blend Mose at 49% opacity
Layer 3) Moon Brush with Layer Mask
Layer 4) Copy Layer 3
Layer 5) 2LO Fairy Tales 19 Texture - Multiply 100% (Tied to Moon Brush Layer with Mask)
Layer 6) 2LO Fairy Tales 19 Texture over whole piece (to warm up the blues) - Soft Light 20%
Layer 7) Kim Klassen's Jacob Texture - Soft Light 68%
Layer 8) Tree Silhouette (mine) - Multiply

Moody Harvest Moon
 Here's another version -- just a little moodier.  It reminds me of some of those old backgrounds in the Charlie Brown Halloween special.   Bruised.
The only difference is that I copied Layer 6 and set it at Multiply 31%.

Sharing with The Texture Artists FaceBook Group and Kim Klassen's Texture Tuesday.


Anonymous said...

What a beautiful piece of art! It's so perfect for a quilt.

Sherri B. said...

This is striking - what gorgeous editing!

Buckeroomama said...

I love how this turned out. What a perfect image for Halloween!

Marilyn said...

Stunning. Beautiful texture work. Thanks for sharing your process.

Sheila said...

This is beautiful! I have to agree - this would be a beautiful quilt.

Anonymous said...

Yes, it is beautiful!

girl friday said...

Very expertly done. Lovely balance between the foreground tree and the rest.

The Idaho Beauty said...

Well, I'm happy to oblige with some moon inspiration! I've done quite a few variations on that strawberry moon-behind-trees theme as well as a harvest moon one and sense I have more in me. I like both of your harvest moons, particularly the moody one. It may be inspiring ME!

That Fleetwood Mac backdrop IS great, btw. Thanks for the link.

EarlK said...

Beautifully done. I saw almost exactly that scene from my car a few nights ago.

Carola Bartz said...

A gorgeous photos and lovely processing.