We've had a wonderful break in the autumn weather lately so I've had a chance to sit outside and do some plein air pieces in my backyard. Seems like I do all this garden work and never have a chance to enjoy the fruits of my labour so its awfully nice to be in the sunshine and soak everything up.
My niece Tatianna was married this past August on a beautiful day/evening. Part of the ceremonies involved a memorial to a friend that passed away suddenly. This involved lighting a number of Chinese lanterns and setting them adrift in the evening sky, which had an almost full moon suspended on the horizon. This was followed by an amazing fireworks display and memorable music. It was a very touching and meaningful occasion and made a deep impression on me. This painting came of that experience.