This Moon Painting Explores the Beauty of Our Planet's Satellite

By: Charlotte Joyce Kidd - Sep 28, 2015
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This watercolor moon painting by German artist Michal Friese is a beautiful expression of the changing face of Earth's only natural satellite.

The moon painting brilliantly uses the effect of watercolor paints to capture the rippling, rocky surface of the moon. Friese's artistic interpretation has the moon's texture represented in dark navy blue and lets the white paper show through the watercolor, replicating the moon's ethereal glow.

In addition to the moon painting, Michal Friese creates delicate, small-scale watercolor paintings that represent nature and the world around us, which she shares on her Instagram account. The moon painting coincides with the supermoon lunar eclipse, a rare astronomical event which hasn't occurred since 1982 and won't happen again until 2033.