It's night time.............Way back in the bayou away from the ocean, the murky darkness is dense and oppressive, but there are lanterns glowing. They flicker and shimmer, doing their best to push away the darkness and light the way. This canvas is rough and heavily textured. Many painted images exist under the current painting. Deep blues, crimsons and magentas indicate the mysterious dark atmosphere, and yellows, reds and oranges portray the light of the various lanterns of hope.