Moon sketch

Mond Farbimpression, Pastell,
2010, © Astrid Volquardsen 

Last week we had these beautiful evenings when the moon rose in the twilight and the whole landscape presented itself with glorious colors. In the beginning it’s more blueish/ violett and within half an hour the blue completely changed.
As I was standing there, I tried to get in my memory as many impressions and colors as possible and headed back to the studio and captured it on my paper.
The evening was very warm and the air was full with chirrs of the bush crickets and two bats were hunting above my head. It felt somehow like a goodbye to summer.

Mond über Geltinger Bucht, Pastell, 13×21cm,
2010, © Astrid Volquardsen

12 Responses

  1. Leovi
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    Preciosas atmósferas.

  2. loriann
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    I LOVE your moon paintings! The top one is so powerful! The fog makes beautiful mystery..what glow!!! I think it's my favorite!

  3. Astrid Volquardsen
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    Muchas gracias, Leovi!

  4. Astrid Volquardsen
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    Hi Loriann,
    thanks so much. Yes, I love those too and I enjoyed painting them so much.Well who knows, maybe my fog series starts again. It's definately the right time of year.

  5. Lisa Le Quelenec
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    Soft and still, they make me feel so peaceful. I love the colourings.

  6. Sonya Johnson
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    Hi Astrid,

    Love the soft, dreamy atmosphere of these paintings, especially the second with the hint of reflections off the water.

  7. Anonymous
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    Liebe Astrid,
    zum anhimmeln diese wunderschönen Monde. Schon die Beschreibung Deiner Stimmung, ein Fest!
    Die Farbimpression trifft mein Herz.
    Zu schön.Liebe Grüße

  8. Caroline Bray Art
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    Astrid, your works are stunning. So atmospheric, mysterious and full of that intangible 'something' that makes us all sit up and pay attention. I'm delighted to have found you and very much looking forward to following your progress.

  9. SamArtDog
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    The moon is magic, as is the fog. Together, they make paintings like only Astrid can make. Beautifully atmospheric!

  10. Astrid Volquardsen
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    Hallo Angela,
    dank dir für deine schönen Worte, die gehen mitten in das meine.

    Lisa, Sonya, Caroline, Sam: thanks for all your comments. It seems as these paintings touch something in the people souls and it's so great to get a feedback like this, because as an artist, you#re sometimes not so sure about your own paintings…

  11. Anonymous
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    Abgesehen davon, dass die beiden Bilder einfach nur wunderschön in der Komposition und Farbwahl sind…vielleicht liegt es daran, dass wir Frauen uns oftmals dem Mond sehr verbunden fühlen? :)
    Mir persönlich gefällt das untere Bild ganz, ganz besonders!!
    Viele liebe Grüße

  12. Jala Pfaff
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    Love this and the recent ones too, of the mountains (although those make me shiver). Your students are also extremely talented!

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