View Full Version : Joy Comes In the Morning

10-10-2019, 01:29 PM
Acrylic on canvas 30"x40"
This is an expression of the believe that darkness is always followed by the clear morning light. The title come from Psalm 30 chapter 5: "Weeping may endure for a night, But joy comes in the morning."
Comments and critiques are always appreciated.


Here are 2 Close ups:



10-10-2019, 04:11 PM
This the kind of Fine Art that I really am drawn to.
Bold. Simple, yet incredibly complex.
Strong simple colors that at first glance don't reveal all the layers and mark-making.
Contemplative. Each viewer will write their own description.
most excellent !

10-10-2019, 05:37 PM
Very nice, Jim, and certainly very peaceful.

10-10-2019, 11:46 PM
So true! Vivid and powerful statement this one makes.

10-11-2019, 03:14 AM
I find your painting very calm and meditative, thanks Jim. : )

10-11-2019, 03:35 AM
Extremely intricate and just plain gorgeous. Love the translucent drips and softly blended color gradients. The hints of green are spot on.
Truly enjoyable.

10-11-2019, 09:56 AM
Thanks to each of you for looking so carefully and taking the time to leave your observations.

10-11-2019, 09:54 PM
I bet they are even more beautiful in person

10-13-2019, 06:19 AM
Complex in its simplicity, this piece can be open to so many different interpretations.
Very nice indeed.

a normal zombie
10-13-2019, 11:51 AM
Perhaps it says more about me than anything else, but this piece evokes a brooding atmosphere to me. I see alot of flesh tones, moving toward the colors of irritated and, finally, lacerated skin. The black at the bottom intensifies the dread.

Nonetheless, I like this alot. It's especially apparent from the close-ups that there are layers upon layers of drips. Some of those layers went on while the previous layer was still wet, and you got a nice blend happening; other drips have a hard edge that adds interest. I also agree that the sparing use of green is a nice touch.

11-18-2019, 09:26 AM
floblu, avani, and A Normal Zombie, thank you for looking and taking the time to comment.

@A Normal Zombie - do you see lacerated skin and dread because you're a Zombie? :wink2: