CRADLE OF THE SUN
Oil on Canvas 50 X 30 inches
New Seascape Painting
There’s a storm coming in from far away places
~~ sweeping up water, spray marking its path ~~ dark and fierce on a gentle cove. Still visible inside fast-moving formations, the Sun is cradled by its cloudy banks. The golden strength hits boulders and quiet foreground pools which will be next to feel the crash of wind and sea. Large birds take frenzy flight. And a viewer’s ready chair says ”Come to me”….a kind of magic seating….a match to the heady seascape beyond, and below, and around it.
This is a large canvas, the painting in oils. I started it several months ago, it went through considerable evolutions. But when I began to surround the sun with clouds I could suddenly see their purpose. It was to cradle the heavenly body, all fiery and gold the Sun, for the duration, then to open up and bring it back again to land swept clean, the Earth, its province.