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I’m too much of a realist to revel in a single day, and wish you a happy new year. From (Shakespeare) Richard III,
The oil-on-canvas painting is inspired by a shack in southern New Mexico, where I saw orange desert lighting, bolts spanning the entire sky. It was made in an unusual way. Mars Black mixed with heavy medium was applied in heavy impasto. The line drawing was inscribed with a stick. It was set aside to dry for a month. All of the colors and shades are the result of thin glazes. Lit straight on, the canvas appears inscrutably dark. The photo was taken with side lighting.
Look! In the window of the shack! Is that glow the lamp of a solitary dweller, a beacon of hope, or just the reflection of lightning?
Your choice, the freedom of imagination.