OK So I've finished a new painting. Well technically I'm going to be doing touch-ups on it tonight, so there's a little more to do, but I'd say it's 99% done.
I call it night swimming for two reasons. The quicker simpler reason is because to me it feels like that little white splotch is standing at the end of the H dock at Fatima looking out over Upper Suncook.
But the other more pertinent reason is that it represents to me a recurring nightmare I've had since I was 6 years old of trying to cross a large body of water filled with alligators that ultimately swallow me up as I try to cross it. Either by slipping on a stone or mistaking one for a tree log, or whatever. It doesn't matter how. They always get me in the end.
Once I decided that this would be the subject matter I decided to use a color pallet that was very inspired by the Italian horror movie style known as Giallo, most popularly represented by the director Dario Argento's work.
Anyway I think I'm prouder of this painting than any I've done before this one, which is why I'm posting it now before it's even technically done. Hope you all like it.