Night Music

Night Music Corinne Geertsen

Night Music

I began this picture with a tintype I found in a junk shop a year ago.

The shadows of a dear friend’s old toy soldiers made their way to the bottom of the picture.

I added the tree (which is really a composite of several trees). The tree reminds me of being outside in the middle of the night, when you can’t quite see color and a soft wind is blowing the trees a bit.

I was going for dreamlike.

A sad thing happened while I was making this picture.  I recently saw the movie, “Saving Mr. Banks”. At one point Disney says,

“That’s what storytellers do. We restore order to imagination. We bring hope.”

I whipped out a notebook in the dark and wrote that down. It’s what this picture is about.