Along the Hudson

I sometimes take an Amtrak train from Hudson to NYC and always try to find a window seat facing west. For two hours, the rapidly passing views of river, sky, and a thin slice of land that forms the seam between the two fill me with awe at being a temporal creature drifting along the edge between heaven and earth.

Those tensions and connections between earth and sky informed the progress of this painting which consists of a base layer of watercolor followed by layers of encaustics, oils with beeswax, and India inks, built up, scraped back, and built up again – cycles of creation and destruction, growth and decay, repeating themselves again and again, eternally.

Nocturne 2

Nocturne 2_RQuinn

Preparing this painting done in encaustics with oils and beeswax over watercolor for an upcoming exhibit at the Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Art Center in Solomons, Maryland: When Darkenss Falls.