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  • AURORA VS SNOW

    AURORA VS SNOW

    December 4th Day 11

    Rise time 1900 scheduled bedtime 1340

    2000 In frustrated acceptance that the alignments (at least of aurora and weather) will be off for a northern lights display I paint the aurora from memory. Then I cover the paintings layer of thick purple grey, just the way the sky is doing right now. Between 2100 and 2200, Josh and I walk about outside while it snows on the hope that the whether might break just for a minute. It doesn't so we do what any grown ups would do in this situation and have snow ball fights, make snow angels and build terrible excuses for snowmen.

    The snow gets quite heavy. I decide to put my earlier gouaches out side and let the snow eat into the grey layer on the hope of revealing at least a conceptual glimpse at the Northern Lights.