One night when the moon was full, artist Ann Murphy spotted a remarkable sight at a boatyard. “My sketchbook was handy and I made a few notes and sketches,” Murphy says. “The moonlight, twinkling lights and deep colors set a magical mood.” She started the painting, Sugar Plum Moon (pictured above), the very next day. To find out how Murphy creates her moody paintings of land and sea, click here to download your free copy of our special feature on the artist’s work.
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