Litharge Dawn by MC
Litharge as a yellow-red-rust color has always been etched in my mind’s eye. A lot of my digital paintings have a preponderance of litharge. Incidentally, litharge is not a color but a naturally occurring mineral formed when lead is oxidized. It is essentially plumbum oxide or lead oxide (PbO). After painting the two pieces above, both jointly titled Litharge Dawn, the following passage of writing just materialized.
A litharge dawn mounted a determined assault on the defiant dark night which showed no hurry to retreat.
The night knew it would have to eventually yield as did the morning that it would scratch away the ink black splotches still holding out across the horizon.
It was a perpetual war that the two great realms fought.