30 November 2017

Evening Prayer, 24 November 2017

After a long hiatus, I am back to working from the motif most nights. As what Walter Pater sought in Art; experiences of brilliant intensity that promise "nothing but the highest quality to your moments as they pass and simply for those moments' sake"*

Whether one is painting (or taking in a picture), it is thus.

So, an otherwise banal horizon is at the mercy of how the sun and the clouds dance over the sea. These are prayers and small meditations at twilight.

*Taken from that great book by Stanley Fish entitled How to Write a Sentence.

Evening Prayer, Brunswick Heads, 24 November 2017, oil on canvas board, 30 X 25 cm