They Dance by the Light of the Moon by RC deWinter
Clear

Currently unavailable for purchase

Available to buy on…

They Dance by the Light of the Moon by 


© 2010 RC deWinter ~ All Rights Reserved

It’s Midsummer Eve, and the full Dyan Moon (so called, after the goddess Diana, in medieval England) is so round and full that this mysterious forest clearing is as bright as daylight.

Hidden deep in the heart of Sherwood Forest in Nottinghamshire is an ancient dwelling constructed using natural, uncut oaks as an integral part of the architecture. If you look carefully in the back right of the painting you will see, shrouded in darkness, branches and foliage, this venerable building. No one knows much about it, and no one has ever been able to enter – if a stray visitor manages to find a way to the clearing, the house magickally melts into mist that dissipates among the trees.

There is an old legend associated with this eerie place – that on the night of every full moon closest to the Summer Solstice, nine cats emerge from the house and perform a circle dance around the trunk of what is known as The Leaning Tree. Why they dance, where they are during the rest of year and who they belong to has never been discovered.

Digital folk-art oil painting with a light antique paper finish.

Forest elements reimagined from a photo by Constance Widen. I’ll take the blame for the rest.

Tech specs: Photoshop, Filter Forge, Xero, Akvis Oils overDAP


25% of all sales of this picture will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.




Tags

summer, forest, house, fantasy, england, magic, moonlight, cats, legend, full moon, trees, clearing

*I have been a photographer for over 25 years, using both traditional and digital SLR equipment, with pictures published in print as well as in online publications and galleries. If you enjoy my work, please spread the word, and thank you for stopping by.

PLEASE DO NOT CLICK ON THE BANNER LINKS AT THE TOP OF THIS PAGE. REDBUBBLE WILL DIRECT YOU AWAY FROM MY PORTFOLIO TO THEIR GENERIC PAGES OF WORK IN THOSE CATEGORIES.*

View Full Profile

Comments

  • Gary Paakkonen
    Gary Paakkonenover 4 years ago

    Great work,Great story :)

  • RC deWinter
    RC deWinterover 4 years ago

    As always, I appreciate your lovely comment, Gary!

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageover 4 years ago

  • Conoro
    Conoroover 4 years ago

    :-) This is so lovely Gina, your vision and talent at creating beauty out of mundane things is incredible dear friend! oxox

  • GittiArt
    GittiArtabout 3 years ago

    Beautiful work ….it makes you look a while …just love your great style and adore your artistic talent …bravo !!!

  • Many thanks for your extravagantly kind feedback and the fave. :-)

    – RC deWinter

  • Heloisa Castro
    Heloisa Castroabout 3 years ago

    great work

  • Gracias, mi amiga!

    – RC deWinter

  • Dayonda
    Dayondaabout 3 years ago


    Congratulations! 01 August 2011

  • How wonderful, thanks for the honor!

    – RC deWinter

  • Dayonda
    Dayondaabout 3 years ago

    Favorited!

  • Oh you are kind, thank you, Dazy.

    – RC deWinter

  • Rene Hales
    Rene Halesabout 3 years ago

  • Many thanks!

    – RC deWinter

  • Dayonda
    Dayondaabout 3 years ago


    02 Aug 2011

desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait