Friday, February 28, 2014




Something unexpected happened at “Moon Lake” last week; It transmogrified into a strange, wild and secluded place.

I didn't intentionally paint “Moon Lake” this way, it just happened, accidentally. Somehow, the water, the trees and the sky took on a deeper more mysterious feel in the shadows of the night which grew older and darker as time ticked on, maybe it was just me painting in the dim light : )

I wish I had left it alone because I did like the original version but then again the new version is kind of beautiful too and I like it so I'm not too disappointed. I suppose this is what happens to someone who is a novice painter learning from their mistakes.
I am still debating on adding a small cottage along the shore to the right of the painting, not sure, will ponder on the thought for a while. I also need to add some light to the trees on the shore line and then I guess that's it…. : )

Sharing this week's painting with Paint Party Friday……Thanks Eva and Kristin for hosting!!!

Until later,



Paper rainbow said...

I really can feel the still air of your beautiful moon lake. Such a lovely image. I like the transformation. Lovely work.

Netty said...

Beautiful painting, so magical.
Happy PPF Annette x


MeOfCourse said...

Hi Annabelle. I love number 1, but also love the transformation. Moon Lake is just beautiful. Thanks. Hope all is well with you. Take care, and Happy PPF!

Ritu Dua said...

What a delightful painting ...awesomeness !!


Christine said...

Whatever you do will only add to it beauty!

Victoria said...

So gorgeous...Powerful and deep..yes intensely bewildering and beautiful! I loved it last week..and I love it now too...and whatever you feel drawn to adding to it..will be most magical too!! Follow your heart..shine!!
Thanks for shining you magical spirit always friend!!
PS: gorgeous pictures!!

Linda said...

Very beautiful transformation. I did like the first one but quite like the soft mysteriousness of the latest version.

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

Sometimes you just need to let the painting speak to you, and believe this is what happened in this piece. Although I like the original too, there is something very intriguing about the final version that I like as well. Blessings!

bellefrogworks said...

I love that mysterious quality of your landscape - let it sit a bit and then see if you need to add a cottage!

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful piece, love the mysterious place you have created! Valerie

Lynn Cohen said...

Lovely art! HPPF!

Abigail Davidson said...

What a beautiful painting! Love the reflection of the moon in both versions!

Fuzzie Fingers said...

A lovely atmospheric painting. I know what it is like to feel that you have gone to far with a painting but more often than not I find it works out for the better.

Sirkka said...

Annabelle, your Moonlight lake is wonderful!

Danielle M said...

I love your painting!!!

Grove Walker said...

such dreamy, dreamy paintings....just gorgeous

Fran said...

Beautiful painting of moonlight and snow.

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