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I painted this tiny painting awaiting the moonrise at Newcomb Hollow ocean beach in Wellfleet, MA, on Cape Cod, on the last night of my time there. I had the odd sensation of being on a new planet, and was reminded of an Italo Calvino story, "The Distance of the Moon." The moonrise itself was too beautiful to paint; I did a sketch, then stopped for the day.

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Jo Brown, "Anticipation" (©2013) 5" x 7" oil on archival canvas board [ref #]
oil on archival canvas board
5" x 7"