Orange Sky

“Orange Sky”
Abstract Acrylic on Canvas – May 2015

I painted this in the beginning of May but haven’t posted it yet for several reasons – one being that its beauty had to grow on me and the other, I wasn’t quite sure what to title it. The truth is, sometimes I know titles right away as soon as I’m finished but more often than not they reveal their names to me after the fact. It’s kind of like my paintings are my kids and they each have their own personality and therefore deserve a name fitting that personality. Since then I discovered a song by Alexi Murdoch titled Orange Sky that I think describes the feeling I had with this painting. Here is an abbreviated version of his lyrics:

“Orange Sky”

Well I had a dream
I stood beneath an orange sky
Yes I had a dream
I stood beneath an orange sky
With my brother standing by
I said, “Brother, you know you know
It’s a long road we’ve been walking on
Brother, you know it is you know it is
Such a long road we’ve been walking on.”

And I had a dream
I stood beneath an orange sky
With my sister standing by
I said, “Sister, here is what I know now
Here is what I know now
Goes like this..
In your love, my salvation lies
In your love, in your love, in your love.”

“But sister you know I’m so weary
And you know, sister
My heart’s been broken
Sometimes, sometimes
My mind is too strong to carry on
Too strong to carry on”

“When I am alone
When I’ve thrown off the weight of this crazy stone
When I’ve lost all care for the things I own
That’s when I miss you, that’s when I miss you, that’s when I miss you
You who are my home
And here is what I know now
Here is what I know now
Goes like this..
In your love, my salvation lies
In your love, in your love, in your love”

Well I had a dream
I stood beneath an orange sky
Yes I had a dream
I stood beneath an orange sky
With my brother and my sister standing by

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