July 2019: complicated shadows

The second piece in Conversing With The Dead was meant to be (to my mind) a lighter piece titled “Go. Gently.” However the canvas had its own intent, and as it went to an ever darker narrative the title had to change. The smooth area was always envisioned as the night sky, with Orion visible as it often is out my window. As the piece took form, it made sense to add Mars.