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

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  1. 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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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 🙂

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

  6. 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

  7. 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.

    • 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]! 🙂

  8. 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

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

  10. 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 ❤

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