Super Blue Blood Snow Moonset


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This sequence of a rare Super Blue Blood Snow Moon was taken on January 31, 2018 between 5:00AM and 6:40AM as the moon was setting at dawn. A super moon is the name given to a full moon occurring at the closest point to the earth in the lunar orbit. On the occasion when there are two full moons in a calendar month, the second is called a blue moon. A blood moon refers to the optical effect during a lunar eclipse, where only the red spectrum of light, filtered by the earth’s atmosphere, illuminates the lunar surface. A snow moon is a full moon that occurs during February, the middle of Winter in the Northern Hemisphere.

Notes to myself on beginning a painting

The Richard Diebenkorn show is just finishing up at the de Young Museum in San Francisco. Post on the wall at the exhibit entrance was a list found among the artist’s papers after his death.

Notes to myself on beginning a painting

1. Attempt what is not certain. Certainty may or may not come later. It may then be a valuable delusion

2. The pretty, initial position which falls short of completeness in not to be valued – except as a stimulus for further moves.

3. Do search. But in order to find other than what is searched for.

4. Use and respond to the initial fresh qualities but consider them absolutely expendable.

5. Don’t “discover” a subject – of any kind.

6. Somehow don’t be bored – but if you must, use it in action. Use its destructive potential.

7. Mistakes can’t be erased but they move you from your present position.

8. Keep thinking about Pollyanna.

9. Tolerate chaos.

10. Be careful only in a perverse way.