Remembering

Remembering to be Grateful

It was too early to be awake.

I reached for the phone, 3:00 AM. The terrible dead-zone of night.

Something I must remember. Was it important or maybe a secret? Perhaps just a bill I had forgotten to pay. It’ll come to me if I can just get back to sleep, I’m sure it will.

The Harbinger, 30”x24” acrylic

Dark Thoughts

Dark Thoughts

It is a stream darkly meandering.

Negativity eroding the shore.

Stay dry, the current is strong.

Clark Fork Moon, 12”x16” acrylic

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I often hear about Holiday depression. This year I seem to be feeling it. A terrible dread and sense of hopelessness. Perhaps it is a chemical thing. Maybe something to do with the sun failing to rise above the hill. I posted something regrettable last night on WordPress, I am sorry for that. I hope everyone is doing well this Holiday Season.

Summer Moon

Summer Moon 16”x12”

I know summer is long gone but this title was stuck in my brain. Probably because I have listened to Cashmere by Led Zeppelin so many times in my life.

The magical quality of moonlight is undeniable. It has been a popular subject for centuries but I can not resist the gravitational pull.

I am doing a series of moonlight inspired works so more to come.

Fleeting

The moon and night sky are always so captivating and hypnotic to me. I noticed the moon waxing yesterday evening. I am hoping this weekend, when it is full, more of the smoke in the air will have cleared. I’m already feeling low with summer rapidly winding down, more to look forward to I know.

In the meantime I am painting a series of nocturnal images. This one is 10″x8″… more to come!

Hidden Moon (moonlight studies)

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Moonlight is mesmerizing, it’s not news that it has a romantic feel but there is something so hypnotic about a big moon casting shadows and lighting up the darkness with such interesting and subtle colors. I have done very few moon paintings but it is something I always mean to put time into.

This weekend I was working on some atmospheric cloudscapes, nothing unusual for me. I was also unpacking boxes in my new studio space, more on that at a later date. I found some small boards that I had readied for painting at least a year ago and packed away. So I decided to play around with some nocturnal imagery. Ultimately I want to do some really good sized paintings but for now it is nice to get some forward progress into the night.