Untitled (2 Moon Paintings)

Double-sided cardboard panel with a painting of the moon from a distance on one side and a detail of the lunar surface on the other.

Side A shows a realistic painting of a waxing crescent moon as seen through the lens of a telescope. The background shows the dark blue night sky, with two small white dots located under the moon, and two directly above. The moon is positioned in the foreground and in the top left of the image. Most of the moon is painted in dark shades of grey with visible brushstrokes. The waxing crescent is painted with shades of white and smaller brushstrokes, detailing the rocky surface of the moon.

Side B shows a detailed image of the lunar surface of the moon. There is a triangular segment of the night sky in the top right corner of the image which is dark blue in colour. The foreground is taken up by the moon, painted using visible brushstrokes with colours of grey, white, blue, and thinner strokes of black. The lunar surface of the moon appears rocky and indented with craters.

Produced to be used as teaching aids at the New Plymouth Astronomical Society.
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