8x56 binocular & eyes alone
Pastels on light grey paper
We were outside to catch a glimpse of the international space station that was to appear in the SW but clouds had overtaken that part of the sky. The low moon was rising but was also being overtaken with clouds. Setup was so fast we did not even turn off a nearby light. It was fortuitous. The rapidly changing scene was beautiful with a binocular but the light highlighted the purple and green butterfly bush that was 15 feet away. The moon was reduced to an area of golden glow in cloud within 20 minutes.
Watchfulness and alertness are terms used quite often in reference to admonitions for Christians because situations change quickly. In 2 Timothy 4:2 this concept is embodied in the phrase: â€œbe prepared in season and out of seasonâ€. I thought of the scripture as I finished the sketch, which would not have been possible without having learned to be ready to record a scene quickly before conditions change.