Sun is hiding (solar eclipse) – acrylic painting

Solar eclipse
Sun is hiding (Solar eclipse), 30×40 cm

O dark, dark, dark, amid the blaze of noon,

Irrecoverably dark, total eclipse

Without all hope of day!

-John Milton, Samson Agonistes

Music theme: Total Eclipse of the Heart – Bonnie Tyler

This is the sixth of six canvases in „Natural phenomena” paintings series (Volcano eruption, Sea storm, Meteor impact, Blue moon, Aurora borealis, Solar eclipse).

I imagined this painting without many details, just the play of lights when sun is almost completely hidden. I wanted to catch that moment just before the total dark.

Love the symbolism and message that eclipse brings: sun is here, although we can’t see it. It is only hidden, not completely gone and it will soon be shining bright. Like in life, no dark is forever.

Technically, it was simple. I attached cardboard circle with scotch tape on black painted canvas. I have  gradually  built the image around that black circle. As shown on pics below.


Finished painting and details:


9 thoughts on “Sun is hiding (solar eclipse) – acrylic painting

  1. What is superior to most other artists in this piece, is your ability to make a circle in the center of the canvas, without making it seem like a puncture, a hole, and I believe how you achieved the affect was the light emitting from the top right of the eclipse. Brilliant!


    1. Thank you.I was concerned exactly about that when I was making the concept for the painting. I knew that it is not the same in painting and photography. Photos can bi beautiful with only thin white light circle, but I think that the painting like that would be difficult to make to look good.

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