Light unveils all things that hide in the shadows. Monsters disappear as soon as the lights turn on. Your mind is distracted, instead of lying there in the dark with just your thoughts. Which is in fact the real monster.
"Nightlight" - 20x24 - oil on canvas
The mind is amazing. And its amazing what you end up doing to yourself in order to deal with things. Ive come to realize the girls I paint, most times, are adapting to their surroundings. The hair is an extension of themselves and acts as a visual to whats going on inside them. In this case shes desperately creating light to constantly shine upon her, so there is no chance of darkness seeping in. In doing so shes altering the balance of nature, and it will eventually do her harm.