Intuitive and stream of conscious, so were the the artworks done in this time frame. Sunrise and sunset, the day begins and ends, many of my color sketches, studies and completed works, involve these times of day, as it's when I'm out there, usually walking, inspired.
During this time I was writing and editing a novel, 'Libertalia, Seize the Day for Remember We All Must Die' under the pen name DrahCir. It is a steampunk pirate fiction with historical elements. A fun romp through time & space, drawing on my life and long list of literary influences.
Keeping it direct, raw, & spontaneous, with all the things in my thoughts influencing the outcome, I set out this morning, with acrylic paints, linen canvas, palette knives, and brushes to paint a piece for a digital colorplate illustration for the novel (1of24 included). The sun peeking out the sky, the ocean, and a tallship in silhouette. Look carefully and you can add your story to the scene.
'Dusk' (Black Sails) 16"x10" acrylic on linen. (yr. 2011)
It became p'178 for the novel, thus acquired and in a private collection.