Perihelion, where the earth is closest to the sun was January 2, 2021 this year. A time where we are closest to the sun but very cold in the Northern Hemisphere. This is what I saw when I went out to close up the chickens, at first I thought it was the moon, but it was a light left on in my neighbor’s house. The painting is 12″w X 9″h, mixed media on birch panel. I had some trouble getting a good black and used some soft black pastel powder to get a deeper shadow.
This new painting will be part of the ArtEast Dutchess Open Studio Tour kick off show at the Live 4 Art Gallery, 20 Charles Coleman Blvd, Pawling NY from September 3 – 26, 2021 Opening reception September 11 5-8 pm