12″ x 12″ x 1.75″, oil on deep edged canvas, ready to hang.
Every morning, when light chases away darkness, a different arrangement of colour and marks appear on the blank canvas, the sky.
This painting followed on from the previous one, dusk ‘At the End of the Day II’ and with it came a softer and quieter palette.
Darkness leaves the space to the turquoise and pinks of the rising sun and, in the limpid sea, you can notice their delicate reflections.
This morning, the canvas was blank too. It was just like the night sky before the coming of the windfall light and as it came into existence, it brought potential and possibilities like a new dawn.
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I like the diagonals – a real sense of movement, complementing the dynamic pink cumulus clouds.
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The sky and water are absolutely stunning, but I particularly like where the painting of the ground is rubbed or scratched back to create that roughness. The contrast between the clarity in the sky and water and the slightly blurred earth is lovely. Love the bluish land beckoning in the distance. Beautiful brush work, palette, and marriage of elements. This is suffused with energy and serenity. I can feel the air and smell the land and water. So calm and hopeful.
I am glad you liked the differences in texture between sky and land as I was quite happy with that contrast and also the bluish land in the far distance Thank you very much for your comment
Love this John – you’ve caught the essence of a fresh new day
Thank you very much for saying so. the dawn is a very special time of the day isn’t it’.
There is a great sense of real infinity beyond the clouds which would catch your breath when the concept of vastness is realised. Primal fear almost! Another beautiful painting John!
Thank you very much for your thought provoking comment. You made me think again at the painting about the space beyond the clouds and the concept of vastness, that you mention
So lovely John – subtle and delicate light reflected on the water, full of the energy and hope that a new dawn can bring. The direction of the clouds is dramatic yet calm and soothing. Lovely!
Thank you very much your comment which reflects my feelings on the painting. I was thinking of Gerard Manley Hopkins and the opening lines of Windhover. ‘I caught this morning morning’s minion, king-dom of daylight’s dauphin, dapple-dawn-drawn’