“Aurora” and “The Lovebird”

Two new paintings have arrived at the Meyer Gallery in Park City, Utah.

“Aurora”
oil on panel, 7.75 x 5.75 inches

Aurora (or Eos in Greek) is the Roman goddess of dawn. I painted her appearing in fiery orange robes in a backdrop of a rosy early morning landscape. Tennyson in his poem Tithonus, describes the goddess as blinding the stars and renewing her “beauty morn by morn”. Tithonus was the lover of Aurora who was granted immortality but not eternal youth.

A soft air fans the cloud apart; there comes 
A glimpse of that dark world where I was born. 
Once more the old mysterious glimmer steals 
From thy pure brows, and from thy shoulders pure, 
And bosom beating with a heart renew’d. 
Thy cheek begins to redden thro’ the gloom, 
Thy sweet eyes brighten slowly close to mine, 
Ere yet they blind the stars, and the wild team 
Which love thee, yearning for thy yoke, arise, 
And shake the darkness from their loosen’d manes, 
And beat the twilight into flakes of fire.

from “Tithonus” by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
“The Lovebird”
10×8 inches, oil on panel