With Christmas looming just around the corner I thought my latest painting entitled 'Twixmas Twilight' was quite apt as it was painted from a photograph I took back in December 2016 in the period between Christmas and New Year.
It's a painting that's been simmering in the back of my mind on and off for a while since then. The picture was taken at Hanover Point near Compton Bay, Isle of Wight whilst out for a much needed walk after Christmas. I cherish this particular time of the year as I feel it's a time to wind down, get cozy and relax, spend some time with the family, watch some Christmas films and play games with my daughter, however I do find that after a while you get to the point where you don't even know what day it is and don't get me wrong I know I'm fortunate that I can do this and as much as it's nice to just chill and hibernate, on this occasion it was nice to just get out of the house, blow off the cobwebs and get a breath of fresh air and burn off some of those Christmas calories. To my surprise I wasn't alone it seemed as if everyone else had had the same idea as the beach was buzzing with activity.
I turned to the internet to see if there was a name for this dormant time of the year and to help me find some inspiration for a title for this painting, here's a list of what I found:
* Witching Week - where apparently nothing you do in this week counts
* Food Week
* Twilight Period
* Romjul - this is the term the Norwegians use for this period
* The Fallow
* The Gusset
* Chrimbo Limbo
* Twixmas - the word itself comes from the Old English phrase 'betwixt' which means between.
My favourite out of these is 'Twixmas' as it makes me think of chocolate even though it has absolutely nothing to do with chocolate! Hence my title 'Twixmas Twilight'.
I've added some progression pictures of the painting below...
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Previous post from last month: https://www.sharonould.com/post/6-tips-for-creating-a-successful-painting
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