Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Sunshower




12" x 12" x 1.5"
Acrylic and Mixed Media on Canvas

This is a new painting, part of my 'Four Seasons' series. I am always taken by a spot of rain when it's still sunny outside, and that little natural phenomenon has happened several times these past two weeks. I tried to use colors that capture this exact time of year, when summer is finally all around us.

I'm not a huge movie person, but one of my favorite films of all time is 1998's "Great Expectations" with Gwenyth Paltrow and Ethan Hawke. I watched that at a pivotal time in my life and I feel it heavily influenced my psyche and my artwork. The song, "Sunshower", by Chris Cornell, is featured on that soundtrack and is hauntingly beautiful, much like everything else in that film...

I hear you laughing

And my soul is saved


Crawl like ivy

Up my spine

Through my nerves

And into my eyes


Cuts like anguish

Or recollections

Of better days gone by

But it's all right


When you're all in pain

And you feel the rain come down

Oh, it's all right


When you find your way

Then you see it disappear

Oh, it's all right


Though your garden's gray

I know all your graces

Someday will flower

In the sweet sun shower


Eyes like oceans

So far away

A feather trail

To a better way


Worried mornings turn

Into days

Then into worried nights

But it's all right

Oh, in a sweet sun shower

It's all right

All you'll be you are today

2 comments:

  1. That is gorgeous. The colors are stunning!

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  2. Thanks for checking out my artwork, you have a great blog!

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