Moonrise for webI was walking past a wall of stone when I noticed a spot of white in the darkness of an adjoining alcove.  The curving architecture of the wall was very interesting.  And I really liked the complementary coloration and streaking on the blocks of stone.  Juxtaposed with the alcove and its dot of white, it made for a striking composition.

Wishing to highlight the shapes and contrasts, I painted the alcove to full black later, during the process of envisioning the art as a finished piece.  I also moved the white spot a few inches, because I liked the visual balance of that locale better.  I call this image “Moonrise” because it reminds me of Anazazi architecture of New Mexico, at night, when the moon is rising.