Margaret Shaw - Artwork - WiP Florida Moon

A tranquil evening in Florida saw the rising moon in the beautiful pastel colours of the sunset.  One to be painted in pastels as a project to take along to the art group.

Then I thought about another pic I'd taken so maybe 2 artworks?

Which set me about flipping the composition of the portrait one.

Had a play with a water soluble pastel sketch ( colours wrong and too wishy washy ) but made me realise that what I really like about the images is the water.  That makes the portrait composition wrong.  So now thinking landscape and perhaps with an even balance between the sky and the water - effectively bringing the moon lower and reducing some of the blue.  But staying with the colours in the portrait composition to give complimentary blue / orange colours.  Definitely to be worked with pastels for some strength of colour.