This acrylic painting was a scene directly across the street from me, just at sunset on a December winter evening. An amazing array of colour flooded the sky - spills of yellow, blue and purple brightly illuminated the west. It gets dark early now - by 5:00 pm the sun has disappeared. Tonight, around 7:00 pm incredible fireworks exploded at this same location. Just where you see the sun disappearing in the painting, dazzling chemical displays lit up the inky sky. Then they were gone. I'll watch for the quiet sunset again tomorrow night. It will mark the winter solstice, and then the light will begin to return.
Sharon Frayne is a writer and artist. She is a member of the Canadian Author's Association, the Niagara Writer's Circle and the Pumphouse Art Gallery. She looks for the universal experience and the mystery in everyday things.