Here Comes the Sun

In the last few months I’ve seen spectacular sunsets.  I’ve not been well, so I spent some quality time staring out the window.  And the sunsets have been earlier and earlier.  My heart yearns for the solstice, and the beginning of longer days.  In that spirit, I painted this 8×10″ sun RISE painting in acrylic.

Here comes the sun

I used thinned down pigments and many layers.  I liked layering darkness, then blotting it up to reveal the under-layers of light.

As I’ve aged, the winter solstice has become more and more of a sacred day for me.  Even if I haven’t been through hardship, getting through the year to that moment seems like a rite of passage.

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