Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Light in Darkness
This was created over many days, it went through a few changes before emerging as one of my favorites. I was stuck in limbo with it, left it alone this particular evening and went to the opening of a Clive Bright exhibition at the Clifden Art and Antiques Gallery, Clive was using a lot of black in his paintings so I thought, 'Why not!' back I went and finished the painting!
Many people think that a dark painting suggests a dark mood in the painter, the opposite is true. A friend of mine recalled words from her teacher " Those that can paint in Darkness already have a lot of colour in their lives, those that paint in Bright colours have the darkness the most."