winter solstice on a new moon

Today –December 21st– [or 22nd, depending on your location]
is the longest night of the year for us living in the Northern Hemisphere
and shortest in the Southern hemisphere.
As an added bonus it occurs within a couple of hours of a new moon!

Happy New Moon & Winter Solstice*

and Happy Christmas week ahead!


* For more information click here

102 Responses to “winter solstice on a new moon”
  1. Grateful for your friendship and support encouragement to grow my business. You are amazing!

  2. ShethP says:

    This is beautiful! 🙂

  3. frizztext says:

    for sure a complicated procedure of coloring – how long does it take?

  4. Bumba says:

    I like this one very much. The colors! Happy New Moon and Happy New Year!

  5. jmsabbagh says:

    Hi Marina , the first impression l had when l saw your new post ,in,the the clouds are sending colorful Rain on the round window,splendid design specially the little heart on the left side.Happy new year.Jalal

  6. Mary says:

    Another gorgeous painting Marina – wow, the deep richness of the moon and wonderful light. Your vision for art shows us that your creativity is always on and at levels that many of us can only dream of achieving. Love this beautiful piece.

  7. Gosh! I’ve heard that expression “howling at the moon,” but this is the first time I’ve ever done it! This beauteous work seems to be having some primordial effect on me. Why are my face and hands getting all hairy?? And my teeth look bigger. Gee, my hair has never looked this good– maybe it’s time for me to join a rockabilly band and really do some howling!! : )

    A beautiful work, my dear Marina. Once again you have cast a bright shining light into The World Of Painting. I can see 2015 is going to be another dazzling year for everyone’s favorite Painting Goddess. Winter is normally pretty chilly around here, but you have left me with a warm glow, as the Boy Scout said to the campfire after accidentally sitting on it… : )

    • Oh, no no no!!! I have to read a manual on how to prevent you from …turning! You are needed as you are!!!
      As for chilly winter – right you are! It’s so cold here and it’s going to get even colder next week …brrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
      But I know exactly what I’m going to do: come back and read all your comments – again and again. Guaranteed to keep me warm! 🙂
      Thank you, my friend.

  8. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!!

  9. Maxima says:

    My best wishes for a Merry Christmas & Happy New Year! With love Maxima

  10. Hey, I REALLY like the second one. Everything about it, the colors. Clever, too, M. I’m so glad we continue to create together. =) And I know you’ve been totally cool about it, but just letting you know the big project is just awaiting its time. Now that I think about it, that was too gutsy (not very wise) of me to want to launch it with only 1000 followers. I’m glad you’ll get more press when the time comes. A merry Christmas to you, my dear. Keep shining. Stay happy.


    • Ah, thank you so much, Diana! All in good time, my dear friend! 😉 I know you know better! Wishing you a joyful and creative holiday season and new year. You too keep shining brightly and smile! 🙂
      much love and xxxxx 🙂

  11. yarnspinnerr says:

    Exceptionally good work.

    Seasons greetings.

  12. This is exquisite my friend. Merry Christmas to you.

  13. I love the mystery and promise in your New Moon, Marina! Wishing you your happiest Holiday Season yet!:)

  14. Very Zen. Happy winter solstice and may your days be brighter from this day forth!

  15. Just beautiful, Marina! Wishing you and yours a lovely Christmas with much love and joy! Hugs!

  16. Beautiful, Marina! I love your palette. Have a very happy week ahead (and 2015!)

  17. Oh this is so very beautiful, it’s perfect! I wish a perfect and happy holiday season to you! 🙂

  18. Dilip says:

    Lovely painting. Wishing you dear Marina all the Peace and Happiness for Christmas and for the New Year.

  19. Designer says:

    Marina, I love your depiction of the Winter Solstice! Happy winter and happy new moon to you, my dear friend. Wishing you and yours the best this Christmas week. ~xxx

    • Oh, thank you, my dear friend – and I loved your “Roses and Lilies” winter bouquet offering for the day! Have a beautiful Christmas week with your loved ones. much love 🙂 xxxxx

  20. aFrankAngle says:

    A wonderful painting for the day, and the darkness is perfect for we in the northern hemisphere as we head into winter … thus would be good for the southern hemisphere in 6 months.

  21. D K Powell says:

    Wow – so hauntingly beautiful marina 🙂

  22. Madhu says:

    So very beautiful Marina!!! Happy solstice and a joyous holiday season to you too 🙂

  23. Meanderer says:

    Beautiful artwork, Marina. Happy New Moon and Winter Solstice to you, my dear.

  24. Lucid Gypsy says:

    Ahh Marina this is lovely, happy solstice – it’s 7.36 here and still very dark!

  25. burgessart says:

    My comments echo what everybody else has said Marina…..well done!!!!

  26. Andrew Seal says:

    A wonderful piece Marina. The cropped image is as powerful as the original, which is why this is such a memorable work. Lovely! Happy holidays 🙂

  27. sriramjanak says:

    awesome Marina…best wishes for a great Chritmas…:-)

  28. Resa says:

    Stunningly gorgeous!
    Thank you , Marina!
    Have the best Season ….ever!!!
    Holiday Hugs! _Resa

  29. Doris says:

    Love the colors and the texture

  30. Aquileana says:

    Stunning dear Marina!… Merry Christmas and a happy New Year to you! 😀
    Aquileana ❤

  31. Deb says:

    What a lovely design, Marina!
    Happy Holiday to you, my friend!

  32. Nawfal says:

    Love this work, Marina! 🙂

  33. Amazing painting, Marina! Wishing you a lovely New Moon and all the best for Christmas! 🙂 xx

  34. I’ve always loved your work Marina, and you don’t know how grateful I have been for the help you have given me to develop my business over the years – so I just wanted to wish you a Happy Christmas and all the best with your business in 2015

    From Stephen Hughes

    • Oh, really Stephen, I did nothing! But thank you so much for your kind words – they mean so much to me!
      Enjoy your holidays, my friend and all the best to you too [in every aspect]! 🙂

  35. As usual Marina, another VERY cool painting. Happy New Moon and Happy Holidays to you. Thanks for posting the link. I’m sharing it with my friend, Milton.

  36. Today I feel like the colors of your new moon… I guess the energy dropped a bit too much! I wish you all the best for the holiday season, my dearest… Hugs and love 🙂 claudine and family

    • I know what you mean – I feel that too. Thank you, my dear Claudine! Wishing you too a wonderful Christmas and holiday season – with love and hugs to you and your loved ones! 🙂 xxxxxx

  37. Hahaha, Marina, I also did a WInter Solstice post! Your moon is beautiful and it feels like it’s shining over my drawings. 🙂 xxx

  38. Jess says:

    Happy winter solstice Marina! Love the picture.

  39. Amy Reese says:

    So beautiful, Marina. Happy New Moon to you, and wishing you peace and light for the holidays and the New Year. Merry Christmas!

  40. Beautiful design, Marina. 🙂

  41. bbylois says:

    super, I like this way of presenting ,

  42. Wonderful painting dear Marina.. and sending you my warmest thoughts for this Winter’s Solstice and Best Wishes for a wonderful Christmas… Have a blessed time with loved ones.. Hugs Sue xxx ❤

  43. Beautiful Marina and Happy New Moon to you too. I thought it looks like a solar eclipse.

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