Daytime Moon

Blue Moon

20 x 30 oils on stretched canvas, 2022

I was enamored by a text speaking of a “daytime moon.” Trying to capture this atmospheric moment in time, I accomplished this using only the blues layered here. Although the original context of “daytime moon,” was intended to be playful and innocent, I envisioned a more secretive scene. Generally in written works, the glow of the nighttime moon can help shine a small pool of light onto deeds that can be carried out with the help of the darkness. It allows secrets to be whispered, and things that are unsaid, to be done and said, without the consequences of daylight. By colliding these two concepts of the secretive nature of moons with the illumination of daylight I wanted to examine how unveiling secrets can affect your life – for better or worse. Capturing this effect by painting shadows and highlights across the canvas cultivated this scene of hidden secrets. In the shadows, while you can hide, ultimately revealing the truth, will reveal the next chapter of your life.

“I like:

– daytime moons
– redwood forests
– expired film
– grey kittens
– striped sweaters
– bugs
– Greek. mythology
– Sylvia Plath
blank canvases and new paints
– pensive moods
– plaid flannel
– big words
new journals. (but never writing in them)
– fingertips
-long hair
– beautiful boys and red-cheeked girls
potted plants
– thunderstorms
– Vonnegut
– astronomy
– bookstores
coral colored dresses
– blushing
– freckles
– violet sunsets
– starfish
– broken glass
“good morning’s”
– old photographs
– bones
– blue eyes
shy smiles
– anthropology
– deja vu
– pressed flowers
-Marie Antoinette
– cottages
– folk music and hearing fingers on guitar strings
– watching raindrops
– writing lists”