Tuesday, August 11, 2009

D. J. Hall

Nocturne, 2004, oil on canvas, 76" x 47"

2 comments:

  1. I especially like this because it conveys a sense of happiness, optimism, celebration, peace. Yes, it seems to be a party, but without great angst or inner turmoil. So many paintings of pain, gloom, drama-queen attitudes tend to be tedious. Yes, life's tough. And each of us has a choice to wallow in our alienation or to embrace the wonderful mystery, the incredible beauty of all that is. This painting hints at the richness of the mystery.

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  2. Connie, that is a wonderful point. The celebration of life itself is a worthy subject. Thank you for the insightful comment!

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