Okay, it’s actually 2:15 EST. It’s snowy out, and I’m having a hard time getting going on a day like today. However, I was talking about morning, and so I continue.
Another ditty…it’s always darkest just before the dawn. Literally, when I’m awake all night, I can see a grayness in the sky before dawn. Figuratively, I guess that’s true.
But darkness and dawn are an excellent subject. So, here’s “The Dark before Dawn”
It’s a little Christmas card like, didn’t mean it to be like that. That’s supposed to be Venus, which shines brightly in the morning here. I had fun drawing this, it was different for me.
When I first moved to Danbury, the ideas for pictures came in a rush. It was a lot like being in a wild, passionate beginning stage of love. Once the highs and lows have straightened out, you’re either left with a solid, loving friendship..or a lot of bittersweet memories.
As it was, I really was overwhelmed with the physical beauty of being in Connecticut again. Last winter I worked quickly and intensely on lots of drawings…but, just as that love fades, so did the intense impressions.
So, now, much as I spent 16 years in Queens looking and reinterpreting the scenes around me, I guess I will do that for however long I am here in Danbury.
As for Looking at the Smaller Picture, or as it is now called, The Fading of the Morning Star, here it is…