I have a lot going on this morning so I’ll quickly show you this new piece that I call Blue Moon (You Saw Me Standing Alone) , taken from the lyrics of the old song. There is something both restful and dreamily melancholic in these blue nocturnes. There is also a wonderful sense of harmony created by the different blue tones in it coming together. It may be a small piece, only about 4″ by 8″, but it has visual oomph, particularly in the way the blues hug the texture of the sky. The color thins near the top of each ridge then pools darker in the depressions creating a nice rhythm in the blue night sky around the white eye of the moon.
Speaking of things dreamily melancholic, here is a video of the Cowboy Junkies’ take on the old standard. This version is from 1988 but the song has had many interpreters since being written in 1934. Most probably remember the Elvis version but I have always liked the exaggerated depressive quality in this version. Plus, the person responsible for this video did a great job in putting together some nice mmon footage.
Have a great day!