An Experiment with Moonlight

 "Moonlight Sonata"

"Moonlight Sonata"

By the Light of the Silvery Moon

"Moonlight Sonata" was a bit of an experiment in that I don't usually paint a "moonlit" scene, mostly because I don't want the overall tone is too dark (simply because for my paintings to work, I need light being able to reflect off the aluminum leaf background and back through the paint I've applied. So for this painting to work, I had to play with the darkness of the color, the thickness of the paint, and the judicious placement of white paint (the most opaque paint I use). The result honestly is what I saw in my head, so I'm really happy with the piece. Three cheers for experimentation!