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July 21, 2016

Lunar Eclipse! SOLD!

This painting is now sold.

I'm pleased to present to you my painting "Lunar Eclipse", depicting a total lunar eclipse.

Check it out in the webstore!

You probably know this, but a lunar eclipse occurs when the Moon enters the shadow of the Earth. To achieve a total lunar eclipse, the alignment of Sun, Earth, and Moon must be such that the Moon enters fully into the deep shadow cast by Earth. This happens once every 2.5 years or so, and it is a beautiful sight to behold, as often the Moon takes on a deep reddish color. A lunar eclipse may be viewed from anywhere on the night side of the Earth, this particular eclipse I've painted was viewed on the evening of September 27 2015, from Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.

This painting was a delight to work on. Despite being small, I think it really captures the majesty of a lunar eclipse. Its demure size makes it more personal, like a memory you can tuck away into a pocket. Every time I look at it, I remember the feeling of wonder I have seeing our gorgeous moon turn a deep red color, and seeing all the stars beside the Moon that are usually lost in the glare. During a lunar eclipse, one really understands that there's a planet out there! This sense of wonder about our solar system is a feeling we too often forget, but with this little gem in your life, it is only a glance away. I know the new owner of this delightful object will enjoy it as much as I do. Happy bidding!


Details: Lunar eclipse, an original painting, on 2.5 x 2.5 inch stretched canvas, with a wooden frame. The painting is about a quarter inch thick, with painted sides, so you can display it as is, on the wooden frame, or however you wish. The back of the painting contains the title, the date painted, Nitrozac's signature, and a fingerprint for authenticity.

Best of luck to all bidders, and to the winner, I know you will adore this little painting as much as I do. It was an absolute pleasure to paint and to be honest, it will be very hard to part with!


Posted by Snaggy at 10:07 AM