“Reverie” – Violinist in Moonlight Painting Complete!

Posted by on Dec 6, 2013 in Finished Work, Oil Painting | 2 comments

“Reverie” – Violinist in Moonlight Painting Complete!

I am so happy to show you the complete violin commission – Reverie. It has been a long time coming, Long time coming! The whole idea started early on in 2013 and we got the ball roll end of the summer.

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“Reverie” – 12 x 14 in. – Christina Lank (c)

As such it is one of my longer fought projects, made for a childhood friend of mine who is herself a professional violinist.


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Even while taking the model photos of my beautiful friend Ulrika, we were listening to the composition “Reverie” by Debussy, which was my inspiration for the painting. I have had a long love affair with Debussy…starting around the time I was 9. Everyone in my family (minus me) played the piano. I would ask my sister to play Debussy for me while I lay on the couch and just daydreamed…

The song itself to me has a bit of a dark undertone to it, whilst being magical and perhaps pensive. I wanted to bring that into this work.

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You may have noticed I added in some magpies in the trees as well – my superstition of them continues – but I added 2 for joy. Hopefully bringing a bit to the new owner as well!

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I hope you all are having a wonderful holiday season thus far and a good ending to 2013. This year sure has gone by fast, and it’s been a busy painting year for me. Here’s to 2014 and all the new wonderful projects to come.


  1. Is this for sale?
    How much is it in Australian dollars?

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