Nighttime: Summer Nights Passing

The Daily Post’s current challenge is “Nighttime,” a chance to display pictures from that shadowy time of the day, with “all the rich textures they can create, and of all the ambivalent, intriguing stories they can tell.”

Summer Nights Passing, watercolor, 29" x 21"  This piece was inspired by a musical composition of the same name by Frederic Glesser and was part of my first solo show in conjunction with the New Score Orchestra's concert in Orlando, Florida
Summer Nights Passing, watercolor, 29″ x 21″ This piece was inspired by a musical composition of the same name by Frederic Glesser and was part of my first solo show in conjunction with the New Score Orchestra’s concert in Orlando, Florida

To be able to paint this nighttime picture, I had my father make his fingers into pretend fireflies and had his three-year old great-grandson chase the fireflies.  I took a daytime photo and was able to make the figure into the silhouette in this watercolor nighttime painting.

5 thoughts on “Nighttime: Summer Nights Passing

  1. I have loved this piece for a long time, Ruth. It’s not just the sweet capture of a child chasing down fireflies, but all the memories it brings back, of being a child and watching my own children be children.

    And thinking that God smiled when He created these…

    • Yes, Katharine, the memories recalled seem to be the allure of this piece, that connection with carefree childhood (which was Fred Glesser’s motivation in writing the music).

  2. Pingback: Photo Challenge: Nighttime | tnkerr-Writing Prompts and Practice

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