When uploading images of two recently completed abstracts (below) I also came across these pictures of the night sky showing the alignment of the Moon, Venus and Jupiter. They're not the greatest pics and don't come close to the nightly spectacle we were lucky enough to witness during those many clear nights towards the end of last month, but here goes anyway.........
This first shot shows all three setting low down in the Western sky - the lights of a solitary house visible at the bottom of the photo.
In this cropped view the light of the Moon is so bright that it glows through the area in shadow.
'Spring Deconstructed 2012' mixed media on deep-edge canvas, 61 x 51 cm.
There were elements of this painting that I was really pleased with but as a whole somehow didn't work! Only when the original arrangement was 'deconstructed' using thick swathes of impasto did the composition come together.
'Landscape & Weather' acrylic and oil on canvas, unframed, 46 x 61 cm.
This painting is much simpler and I'm pleased with the dark contrasts. It looks good currently displayed alongside 'Spring' at Art Space Gallery. SOLD
Click to enlarge. Copyright Lesley Ninnes.