Floating moons. A tattooed tree. Brilliant shades of blue.
This is my latest whimsical tree painting titled “One Stood in the Shadow of the Floating Moons 2.” I call my whimsical trees with the tattooed bark “Peace Trees.” Peace Trees represent peace and good will. Often times I will have prayer flags with them. This one has floating moons.
When I first created painting #1 with the same title, I was in Prescott, AZ. I had never heard of floating moon shadows. I just came up with the name after I painted it. This painting was one of three whimsical trees in a triptych. I was showing it at the gallery in Prescott, AZ called Van Gogh’s Ear. It sold quickly.
(Above: detail of painting titled One Stood in the Shadow of the Floating Moons, sold)
Last summer, during the solar eclipse, I definitely saw moon shadows! I immediately had to take photos! The moon shadows (or maybe they are reflections of light?) were floating on our garage.
Wow, it was amazing! They were all over our property. It was pretty cool.
Recently I was thinking about the floating moons and decided to paint another peace tree painting with them.
I have to admit I love the title. “One Stood in the Shadow of the Floating Moons” sounds like a lyrical poem when I say it which makes me happy. Just like my paintings.
Did you see any floating moons during the solar eclipse? Any fav titles that you can share?