Boo! Happy Halloween, folks. As I sit here this morning, drinking my coffee and waiting for a supply delivery, I find myself looking at my latest piece. I competed it a couple of nights ago. I call it Stark Beauty. She's a big'un, 36x36". I have to admit, without intending to sound arrogant, that I'm very much enjoying it.
I love it's simplicity. As you can see, I didn't use many colours, just blue, white, yellow and black, with a hint of green here and there. It's mood very much matches the weather and further matches the days to come. You know, those winter afternoons, when you're walking along, it's cold, but tolerable, the air is crisp, there's no wind, the sun is shining and there's an icy crust over the snow that preserves and protects the delicate flakes beneath it, almost like a shellac or something. Because the crust is so hard, there are no footprints, the ground looks pristine, undisturbed, sparkling white, gleaming brilliantly under the sun. The only thing you can see on this beautiful white canvas are the shadows cast by the light of day, Mother Nature's own work of art. It doesn't last long, because as the day wears on and the Earth continues to move, ever so slightly, the picture changes, until the daylight is gone, and so is it.