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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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:iconwishingdreams:
wishingdreams Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's real pretty :)
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Kandali Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
YOH.... :U
These colours are epic!! You did the water reflection so well kau :O
TOP!!
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shining-char Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
HOW IS YOUR ART SO GOOD

IM CRYING
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AshDomePhoenix Featured By Owner May 29, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is really beautiful. I love it a lot 😊❤️
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OnurahArt Featured By Owner May 29, 2017   Digital Artist
Amazing!!!!!
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CuckooHoopoe Featured By Owner May 23, 2017
Shit, this is beautiful! And on top of that, I learned something new! Thanks for the enlightenment.LOL 
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guiabells Featured By Owner May 18, 2017  New Deviant
Outstanding!!!
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Kittenlover873 Featured By Owner May 18, 2017  Hobbyist
This is lovely!! It looks so majestic and beautiful!!
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JuliaWoodmanDesign Featured By Owner May 17, 2017  New Deviant Professional General Artist
So lovely!
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InfiniteDiversity Featured By Owner May 17, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Really good, atmospheric work. Well done.
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ReinDeer09 Featured By Owner May 17, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is really Beautiful!
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dread-cat Featured By Owner May 16, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the art you do!
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:iconchateaugrief:
chateaugrief Featured By Owner May 24, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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:iconlinwyrm:
LinWyrm Featured By Owner May 16, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is gorgeous, I love that sky and those clouds are magnificent!
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:iconchateaugrief:
chateaugrief Featured By Owner May 16, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
thank you!  glad you like it!
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:iconlinwyrm:
LinWyrm Featured By Owner May 16, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome! :happybounce: 
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xHelloBeautifulx Featured By Owner May 16, 2017
Holy, exquisitely sensational! This San Luis Reservoir is stunning and The Reflections look incredible! The river, water, ripples, waves, magic, mist, mountains, ledges, cliffs, haze, gleam, glow, ice, snow, sky, moon, clouds, rays, boulders, terrain, valley, steam, movement, flow, effects, perspective, realisticness, atmosphere, hues, textures composition, concept, uniqueness, lighting, colors, style, and other details are also outstanding! Amazingly beautiful work! :iconfantasticplz:
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chateaugrief Featured By Owner May 16, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!  Glad you like it!  I had fun with those bright colors certainly!  
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NemiCrow Featured By Owner May 15, 2017  Student General Artist
This beautiful, though the explanation for it isn't. Thank you for sharing information with us through your art. I hadn't realized that there was a problem with Los Angeles water.
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chateaugrief Featured By Owner May 16, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
California water wars are quite the ongoing little battle.  But really, any big city has the same story behind it.  Especially ones built in deserts.  
I think in the end, history shows that California has valued its water almost as much as its gold.  As for LA water, I just really don't like the taste of chlorinated water, but its the only thing standing between them and a cholera epidemic so bottoms up.  Glad I don't live there.
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Antictra Featured By Owner May 14, 2017
I was just gonna say thanks for the llama, but then I saw this absolutely incredible nightsky. The mood and artistic ability in striking, this is an incredible piece. Thanks so much for sharing it!!
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chateaugrief Featured By Owner May 16, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!  Glad you enjoyed it!
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EsmaTezgi Featured By Owner May 14, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Woww, amazing! Heart 
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chateaugrief Featured By Owner May 16, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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SnickersNDoodles Featured By Owner May 12, 2017  Student Filmographer
Wow, this is breathtaking! 
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chateaugrief Featured By Owner May 16, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
thank you!
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ZombieInn Featured By Owner May 12, 2017  New Deviant  Artisan Crafter
Wow this is amazing lovely work
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:iconchateaugrief:
chateaugrief Featured By Owner May 16, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
thank you!
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ZombieInn Featured By Owner May 16, 2017  New Deviant  Artisan Crafter
you are welcome
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Yasmin2203 Featured By Owner May 8, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow!! Sooo pretty Love !!!!
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chateaugrief Featured By Owner May 8, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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davichiz Featured By Owner May 7, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
your colorings on point :x  the clouds are so sharp and crisp, I really love this style.
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:iconchateaugrief:
chateaugrief Featured By Owner May 15, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
thank you!  glad you like it!
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SuperHany Featured By Owner May 6, 2017
Amazing art! Like... Wut? 😂😂🎉😍
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chateaugrief Featured By Owner May 8, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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SuperHany Featured By Owner May 8, 2017
You're welcome! ^^
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KatryWhite Featured By Owner May 5, 2017  Student Digital Artist
When my mom came home, she was like: "What beauty you got on your wallpaper?" I said: "Yup, by some person on deviantART. She draws amazingly."
Mom's like: "lul wut, they drew thiiisss???" I was like: Yea.. so?" "WELL KATE U HAVE TO LEARN. IF U'LL DRAW LIKE DIS IN FUTURE YOU'LL MAKE DA MONEYYY" ";-;"
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chateaugrief Featured By Owner May 15, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Haha!  Thank you!  Glad that you and your mom both enjoy it!  
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:iconkatrywhite:
KatryWhite Featured By Owner May 16, 2017  Student Digital Artist
We sure do!
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Tronkyubii Featured By Owner May 4, 2017
Oh my god , so beautiful
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chateaugrief Featured By Owner May 4, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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volker03 Featured By Owner May 4, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So wonderful!
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chateaugrief Featured By Owner May 4, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for your nice comments!
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InfinitumArtist Featured By Owner May 3, 2017  Student General Artist
that is gorgeous the moon is the best  
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chateaugrief Featured By Owner May 3, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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InfinitumArtist Featured By Owner May 3, 2017  Student General Artist
your welcome!!! 
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Gmatty Featured By Owner May 1, 2017
Beautiful work!
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:iconchateaugrief:
chateaugrief Featured By Owner May 3, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
welcome!
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SilentDreamer-Art Featured By Owner May 1, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Breath taking art, wonderful scenery:love:
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Whizzy-The-Elephant Featured By Owner May 1, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Intriguing water particles.
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