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
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: