One night in 2007, while heading south on Lake Shore Drive in Chicago, a glance to the east gave me a breathtaking view of the full Moon rising over the dark waters of Lake Michigan.
That vision has haunted me since and inspired me to capture my emotional response to it, first in watercolor and then a second time in oil.
Recommended For: All zodiac signs
Also Good For: Cancer; Nighttime
Element: Water, Air
If You Know Your Chart, Recommended For: All Moon signs, all ascendant signs, multiple planets in fourth house, or any water or air sign emphasis
More About The Painting
This is the oil version, which came to life on the first day of February 2008. Its sharply horizontal format represents a significant departure for me, as many of my oil paintings measure 16 by 20 inches. This shape began a new interest in horizontal formats that continued later that year with Glorious Sunrise.
This interest in long rectangular canvases also stemmed from my desire for a shape that evokes midwestern flatness. In this case, the width helps reinforce the feeling that the lake stretches out, seemingly forever, in a dark blue mystery penetrated only by moonlight.
For me, this painting calls to mind the astrological sign Cancer, which is ruled by the emotional, intuitive, ever changing Moon.
Yet the Moon inspires all humanity, with its mysterious light and cool nighttime beauty, and all people have the Moon somewhere in their birth charts, making this painting harmonious for all zodiac signs. Also, the Moon is universal: everyone on Earth can see her in the night sky, and her full phase offers a spectacular silvery light that inspires us all.
Moonrise Over Lake Michigan II Painting Available As Gifts
This mysterious blue image is available as beautiful gifts in our online art store.
All gifts can be customized: add text such as your name, zodiac sign, or a special message, or adjust images and add background colors. Also, most gifts come in a many different sizes, shapes, and styles: seven mug styles, six pillow sizes with two fiber options, two ceramic tile sizes, four paper and canvas options for posters, and three card sizes. See individual product pages for full details.
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Art and Astrology for Living in Harmony
This beautiful painting combines art and astrology to help you enjoy living in harmony.
Click any of the images or the yellow buttons here to see all the lovely gifts we offer based on the Moonrise Over Lake Michigan II painting. And keep in mind: you can make these gifts your own, because all our gifts can be customized!
Remember: when you choose art based on your zodiac sign, you strengthen your astrology and help connect with who you really are and why you’re here. And when you give a loved one or friend a zodiac art gift, you help others do the same.
May you always enjoy living in harmony,