Moonlight –


Moonlight – Oil on 9 x 12 Canvas Panel – Painted 9/21/2008I saw a movie a month or more ago that prompted me to schedule this painting. In the movie the electrical power had failed and there was a full moon. It reflected off the actors faces much like this likeness. The play of lights and darks was moving. I hope this piece is too.

The subject in this painting is actually the father of a friend of mine from many years ago and has been gone for many years. I used an old black and white picture as my model.  Your comments are welcomed.



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Russell BakerSacramento, Northern California, United StatesAs a student in northern Minnesota I enjoyed being an artist. My uncle Charles: C. X. Carlson, a noted author, artist and muralist was a great influence me. I sketched and painted everyday until age sixteen or so, then it seemed as though life took over. Now, 40+ years later and retired, I have returned to the more pleasurable pastimes of my youth. This year, 2007, I started drawing, painting and playing music once again. It will be interesting to see where these endeavors guide me and how my skills in turn develop over time. Everything I offer here is an original. Some may be renditions of other works I find interesting, however originals just the same. If you see something you would like to purchase, email me.