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San Luis Reservoir by chateaugrief San Luis Reservoir by chateaugrief

Did you know that each full moon of the year has a special name?  Last week I looked up in the sky and went “Oh boy we’re in for it now”  and was about to do my Rorschach ‘the end of the world is nigh’ act when someone said, “oh yeah the moon is supposed to be bright pink tonight.”  It was Bright. Pink.    

Here’s a link to a page that has a bunch of the different moon names for each month of the year: celticmythmoon.com/moon.html.  Fascinating bit of history, how in more agrarian times things were named with this poetic utilitarianism.  The Foxfire books (link if you’ve never heard of them- www.foxfire.org/shop/the-foxfi…) have a whole section on ‘Planting by the Signs’ and which moons to perform which chores by (cutting timber, hatching eggs, killing weeds).  It’s an interesting peek into the unique culture and history of Appalachia and the European traditions that flourished there under this almost mystical observation of the earth and heavens.  

The painting is of San Luis Reservoir.  It’s the largest water-storage tank in California (I think the biggest in the US too).  It doesn’t get any rain or runoff like most proper reservoirs do, it’s just a holding tank for Los Angeles’s drinking water.  The rainwater will flow down from the Sierras into the California Aqueduct, and from there it gets pumped into San Luis as a holding tank.  There’s great bass fishing at the base of the dam in O’Neill Forebay, and it’s certainly a lovely misty oasis type area in the middle of the standard California desert.  Very green and cool.  

And if you’re wondering why there’s all those green outgassing from the lake and toxic glowing junk…well, have you seen the stuff that comes out of those Los Angeles faucets?  

Someone oughta make a law.  (Someone's keen on making laws)

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MiyaYoshi Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gwaha, I also come from a place where the tap water is... questionable. But hey, it makes for awesome "swamp gas" phenomena, as you've depicted here!

The pink moon looks incredible! Good job capturing its light on the clouds.
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zgX-2625 Featured By Owner 1 day ago
It's like Cthulhy's sea.  It's real? I am struck by this drawing
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Lady-68 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
I didn't know that each full moon has a name! That's amazing and so is your work! Heart Rose 
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RealisticVic Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is absolutely stunning. 
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PennTheWriter Featured By Owner 2 days ago
This is so gorgeous and wonderful! Honestly, it's so beautiful and mysterious and so many other adjectives I can't name.
Stay marvelous!
Lots of love,
Penni
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laracoa Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Student General Artist
Great work! It really gives me a feeling of bathing in moonlight °_°
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chateaugrief Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconlaracoa:
laracoa Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Student General Artist
No, thank you for drawing this.
It is really amazing.
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ZED-EYE Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
This is entirely surreal. :omg:
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chateaugrief Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!  That's my surreal life for you!  My clock runneth over.
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Llunamarigolde Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Such a mysterious sunset, lovely! <3 
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:iconchateaugrief:
chateaugrief Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Llunamarigolde Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome! :D
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TitanXecutor Featured By Owner 4 days ago  New Deviant Hobbyist Artist
Wonderful
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chateaugrief Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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TitanXecutor Featured By Owner 3 days ago  New Deviant Hobbyist Artist
You are welcome. And thank you for the favs
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gksrhkdtmd Featured By Owner 4 days ago  New Deviant
I am a dummy! 
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chateaugrief Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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CloudBurst618 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely beautiful...
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:iconchateaugrief:
chateaugrief Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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CloudBurst618 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Pleasure!
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AndreeaLupsaNL Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow...
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chateaugrief Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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Minae-san Featured By Owner 5 days ago  New Deviant Student Traditional Artist
Really nice details and such a pretty view... it's so outstanding >_<
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:iconchateaugrief:
chateaugrief Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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BlackDonut Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Amaaaaazing
Looks like a photo, even better
And the blue embers look so magical uwu
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chateaugrief Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!  
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feliceness Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Mystically, eerily, and creepily beautiful.  
Thank you for each thing you teach me.
Very interesting link about the moon.
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chateaugrief Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!  Glad you enjoyed it!  Now I'll go around announcing to my relatives, 'I see it is the egg moon tonight...' in a sinister and incomprehensible way.
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snapeonfire Featured By Owner 5 days ago  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
Vow this is amazing. Really. Good work! :D (Big Grin) 
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chateaugrief Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Sabs546 Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
the colours really make it stand out
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chateaugrief Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Elizabeth--T Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Whoa, this is amazing and just breathtaking! Amazing work!
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chateaugrief Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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Elizabeth--T Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem!
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getstonia Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great job. Love the clouds
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chateaugrief Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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Frollo7797 Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just... WOW, that's really breathtaking, I don't know what else say (or write) :P
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chateaugrief Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
thanks for the nice comments!
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Frollo7797 Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are welcome, your work is awesome and you deserve all the love and the support you get, my friend!!! :D
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ThornandPetal Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Breathtaking! I love the colors in this! Beautiful job!!! *.*
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chateaugrief Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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Irbisty Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
oh... OHHHH!!! Wow! Amazing! Love Hug 
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Irbisty Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
oh... OHHHH!!! Wow! Amazing! Love Hug 
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Tiffli Featured By Owner 6 days ago
oh wow amazing - AMAZING VIEW O0!
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chateaugrief Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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Tiffli Featured By Owner 5 days ago
You welcome - i just love your gallery and those wonderful view are just inspiring o0!
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GameGoat96 Featured By Owner 6 days ago
*sighs* I'm cheap by choice, broke by nature, but when I need to start decorating my house with paintings I'm gonna come looking through your prints to get em!
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chateaugrief Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
you have good taste--if you look carefully--you will notice that Xanders palace
is also decorated with some of these pictures....
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