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Eye in the Sky

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There is a hauntingly beautiful song from the 1980’s by The Alan Parsons Project. Maybe you remember it, or maybe it’s new to you. Either way, sit back, listen, and think about who you are, where you are, and all that’s going on around you.

The little 3 x 5 oil painting I’m sharing today is also titled “Eye in the Sky”. It’s based on a nocturne by Charles Warren Eaton, one of the three tonalist artists whose works I’m using as inspiration for my December “index card” project.

I’ve always loved nocturnes — paintings that often feature moonlight. I think it’s partly because of the color palette. Lots of blues, silvery greens, dark, muted colors. Nocturnes usually have a cool feeling about them. I love the night, so of course I love beautiful paintings that depict night scenes.

I was pleased with this painting. This was probably the first…

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