“My Dark Cloud” : Inside the Artist’s Studio

Title: "My Dark Cloud" / Acrylic on canvas, by NH Denise Clark

Title: “My Dark Cloud” / Acrylic on canvas, by NH artist Denise Clark

This landscape / skyscape originally was meant  as a visual joke about the changeable weather during a particular summer.  It seemed that every time my husband and I made it outside to enjoy the summer sunshine, dark clouds would emerge from seemingly nowhere, and engulf the sun and the lovely day.

Then, as I painted it, the work took on another meaning:  a meditation on depression.  I thought about how even the best times of your life can become overshadowered by dark feelings.  The hawk wheeling through the valley  became a symbol of hopefulness trying to rise above the sadness.  (Painted 2014)

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