This painting is named after one of my favourite R.E.M. songs going all the way back to my high school days. Every time I looked at the reference photo I would find myself singing the first few lines of it in my head.
"Nightswimming.... deserves a quiet night..."
I've always loved the rolling piano part in that song and some day I'll get around to learning it. In the meantime, however, these geese lit in the reflection of the Peace Bridge will continue to conjure the tune in my head.
10" x 10" acrylic on canvas
Completed: August 2020