As a child, I spent a lot of time daydreaming. While I didn't understand it then, I know now that it was because I was an artist at heart. My imagination took me to fantastical places where magic was real and anything was possible. This love of the impossible carried over to my adult years and now I try to capture a bit of that magic in my Forest Friends Series. These paintings are for kids or kids-at-heart (like me) who still hold onto their childlike imagination.
In this painting, I tried to come up with an explanation for why the stars and moon aren't always visible during the day. The Night Keepers are tasked with a very important job. Humphrey releases mystical butterflies every night so they can fly up and take their place in the sky. Melvin brings out the moon, securing it in place so they can retrieve it the next morning. Their job might not be glamorous, but without it the night never comes.
It's an acrylic painting with black painted edges (no need to frame if you don't want to) and a hanging wire attached to the back of the stretched canvas frame.
20 inches x 16 inches x 5/8 inches