Sunday, July 25, 2010

Full Buck Moon


I love a good full moon and the one tonight is known as the full buck moon. I was a little afraid that I wouldn't be able to see it with all the storms we had today but it peeked around some clouds around 9pm just long enough for me to be able to take a photo or two. I found a great area to view her in town, right by the cemetery.  Named for the month when buck's antlers are pushing through and covered in velvet, I couldn't pass up the chance to celebrate by painting a picture of a white deer in front of a full moon today.

I had taken some photos of captive white deer recently that provided a good reference. The white stag or deer is a very important symbol in many cultures. The Celts believed them to be messengers from the spirit world. I will be putting this painting in my Etsy shop for sale soon or you can email me if you're interested. Measures 8" x 10" with 1" thick sides.
I hope everyone got out to see the moon tonight!

12 comments:

Laura said...

beautiful photo and amazing painting!
blessings
~*~

Possible Impossibilities Studio said...

Whoa! Now, that is an amazing photo! Super painting too! :-)

Fantastyk Voyager said...

Spooky!

Kath said...

Delightfully atmospheric photo! I am looking forward to taking pics of the Tor in all weathers and lights. I have no where near your talent, but I'm keen LOL
The stag looks very proud and I love his delicate eyelashes.

michelleK said...

Thats a fabulous photo! You should sell it

Jessie McCandless said...

I saw the full moon last night but it was very interesting to read more about it. I didn't even know it was a special full moon. Actually, I saw a couple of bucks as well (driving in the dark, but thankfully didn't hit any). I LOVE your picture of the moon in the cemetery--gorgeous!!! Beautiful painting as well!

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Thanks for sharing that information! The moon was beautiful - I was driving my hubby home from the airport last night and it illuminated our way. The stag painting is gorgeous. The details are just amazing. Theresa

magikalseasons said...

Amazing Moon capture I love that shot! And your Buck Moon painting is beautiful!

Linda said...

Je, lovely buck.


Can you pop in whoa for an update on the sketckbook, Linda:)

jane augenstein said...

Simply gorgeous shot!!! Well, done!!! Moon shots are hard to get, you did great.

Meghann LittleStudio said...

How incredibly ethereal - both the photo and painting are amazing :)

^..^Corgidogmama said...

I read about the Full Buck moon in the Farmer's Almanac.
Your photo is eerie, yet beautiful!