even the moonlight is blinding

moonlight

The moon always a powerful presence in the sky, night or day. It seemed like a good excuse to post the last few lines  from a great song by an amazing songwriter…

Townes Van Zandt – Rake


And now the dark air is like fire on my skin
And even the moonlight is blinding

Decomposing Light

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I have done a lot of small paintings around the theme of decomposing light. Using the interplay of texture and color to convey that sense of daylight transition to darkness. I recently took some photographs of some that I am preparing to send to a miniature show. For this show they can be 6″x6″ as the largest dimensions. These also aren’t the hyper-realistic, super detailed type of paintings that true miniature painters make. They are simply small but mighty?