Saturday, November 9, 2013

The First Cold Night

"The First Cold Night"
acrylic on birch 
5 x 7 inches, framed to 9 x 11 inches

"The First Cold Night" (sketch)
pencil on heavyweight drawing paper
5 x 7 inches, unframed

Here's my painting and sketch from this year's "Get The Lead Out" show, at Swoon Gallery.
After a long spring/summer of painting creatures amongst foxgloves, the weather has finally changed and the nights are turning cold, both outside and now in my paintings.  As I created this one, it started to feel like one of the first crisp nights of autumn, and the animals gather around a smoking thurible under the moonlight and stars.

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