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: