I’ve been thinking about the moon at the crucifixion because it’s said that the moon was blood red when it rose that day, presumably because it was eclipsed. I’ve seen a lunar eclipse and it really does go red.
Anyway, it’s been bothering me for ages that there’s no rabbit in my moon, so I think she should get some more lunar landscape detail, then turn red; a total turnaround to what I suggested earlier about adding some blues into the foreground bodies. This makes good sense.
Bret, I applaud you on seeking the facts of the crucifixion out to help aid in the creation of an artistic work! However, I would encourage you to take your research a step farther and read some history that is non-scripture related. You should take a trip to your local library or hop on line and research blood red moon and the crucifixion of Christ. I think you will be pleasantly surprised with the amount of interest and documentation on the subject.
I don’t think it said it was blood red on the day of crucifixion. I did a quick look and the only time the moon is mentioned to go to blood red in the New Testament is in Acts 2(which is actually quoting Joel) and In Revelation 6. So if you’re doing this because you think it would be more scripturally accurate, then you would be wrong…but if you are considering it because you think it will look better, then more power to you.
According to my online calendar, there will be a Total Solar Eclipse on Fri, August 1, 3:22am. Keep an eye out for the color of the moon that night.