Invented Landscape at moonlight. This was painted over my earlier painting which I posted here. The earlier painting formed a fairly dark under-painting so I had to go a bit darker yet. There is a lot of nuance and color in the painting that the photo unfortunately does not convey.
I suspect not everyone will warm to this somewhat somber type of image. It captures something I want to express in my art, so I am happy with it. I have learned the light shines from darkness. Jane Hirshfield said:
The ground of any artwork’s existence is a human life, psyche, mind, and heart, and the transformations in them it awakens….Paradox is the coiled secret, the place in a poem, in a person, whose pressing releases a big hidden drawer inside which much of the real work is done. Hyperbole, the fabulous, the straight-out lies of metaphor and fabricated image— when the impossible enters the mind, the carrying capacity of thought increases.
Hirshfield, Jane. Ten Windows: How Great Poems Transform the World (p. 252). Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group.
A poem by Ezra Pound, also from Hirshfield’s book:
And the Days are Not Full Enough And the days are not full enough And the nights are not full enough And life slips by like a field mouse Not shaking the grass. Ezra Pound
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