Palette 2/28/2016 ~

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Alas, thus far I seem to have a rather lurid style. I began this painting by trying to copy a lovely, delicate watercolor by a contemporary artist named Jane Voorhees. Other than a slight similarity in the landforms, however, this painting bears no resemblance to the watercolor. The title is thanks to Nick Drake, of course, whose fame exploded a number of years ago after VW used snippets of this song in a commercial where two young couples in a convertible forgo a party to go spinning down the road in the magical moonlight. But “Pink Moon” is not about magic; it is, almost certainly, about death. Nick Drake suffered from depression; he either killed himself or overdosed on antidepressants. But even his darkest songs are beautiful. Have a listen.

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4 thoughts on “Palette 2/28/2016 ~

    • Thanks, Dan. If you’ve never heard of Nick Drake, I’d highly recommend listening to his three albums: “Five Leaves Left,” “Bryter Layter,” and “Pink Moon.” Steve introduced me to these before we were married. There was some additional Nick Drake material released later, but these are the big three and all of them are brilliant. If you do nothing else, listen to “Northern Sky” on YouTube.

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