The Moon and Stars Were The Gifts You Gave


This romantic painting depicts lovers in rapture and is partially inspired by song lyrics ... it depicts a loving couple, hands raised and entwined to become a tree, cradling the moon in its foliage.

He holds a large pearl of moonlight in his fingers; she is clothed in beads of the night's pearly light ... her breasts mirror the crescent moon and her bodice hosts tiny droplets which have flowed down their arms from the heavens, to rest on their bodies and then be carried away in the flowing grasses - a river of time.

I have used Winsor & Newton watercolour and Derwent Inktense pencils on Indian handmade paper.

Derwent Inktense are superb quality pencils which, went water is applied, become intense in colour so there is a wonderful element of surprise when using them ...
Khadi handmade paper is made in India from 100% cotton using natural dyes. It has a pleasing deckle edge which some of my collectors have chosen to feature and "floated" the image when framing it. I love the shape and colour of this (approximately A3 size) paper and find its grey/blue colour inspirational ...

One of the photographs show the edge of the paper and I have also created a Computer Generated Image of the painting in my sitting room, to give an idea of the size of the painting hanging in a dark frame.

Available unframed.
Packed flat and sent by Tracked Delivery
Certificate of Authenticity included.

Roberta Flack's The first time ever I saw your face  "... and the moon and the stars were the gifts you gave to the dark and the endless skies my love ..."
I first heard this over fifty years ago when I was in my late teens, madly in love, and it had a profound effect on me.


Choice :

Unframed will be wrapped in acid-free tissue, packaged flat and sent by Tracked Delivery.

Framed will be professionally framed to your choice of pale, black or gold wood, (or please email to discuss) with acrylic glass for ease and safety in transit.


Materials used:

watercolour, Khadi 210 gsm paper


Prices includes delivery

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