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Crimson Nocturne

Have been working intensely on this commission. The commission did not have a title, but as I was in the process of creating, it came to me that this painting was a nocturne. A nocturne for me is usually in blue tones, and this painting had the feel of a nocturne, but the underlying color was a purple-red or crimson, thus Crimson Nocturne.

Titling work has never been an easy endeavor. Because my paintings are abstract, I usually enlist various musical forms, such as a "nocturne." The title of my paintings do not indicate a story, but rather an atmosphere -- a sense of something that seems familiar or the sense that this is in our mind's experiential vocabulary.

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