Fiery pink and gold banners unfurl across the sky, greeting me as I exit the darkened restaurant. Satisfied and solitary, I steer towards the river to catch the show, maybe paint a tropical palm sketch as a prize for my Facebook Studio “likes.”
Following the river north, getting high on the evanescent light, windows open, feeling the balmy island evening elevate my soul, I intend to continue cruising. And then, nearing a side street leading east, inexplicably I whip the wheel and aim for the beach.
The ocean…a full moon rising! Spring moonrise! A flag of colors floats above the tranquil water. The Earth’s shadow, just above the horizon, casts a luminous blue. The facing sunset forges an orange bar melding into a silvery tone. A hint of violet compliments the pale yellow moon.
Absorbed in serenity, I listen carefully. I’m certain I hear whispering in the nocturnal sea air, a primal, peaceful, spring song.
About the painting:
8 x 10 in.