She Brings the Night

"She Brings the Night" is a painting inspired by a passage from a Gene Wolfe novel.

"She Brings the Night" 
Gouache on Bristol, 9"x12"

Here's the quote that inspired it, from "The Claw of the Conciliator (Book of the New Sun)" by Gene Wolfe

"At length Night came, and they saw her striding from islet to islet with her bats about her shoulders and her dire wolves dogging her steps. No more than an easy carronade shot from their anchorage she seemed, yet they all observed that she passed not before Hesperus or even Sirius; but they before her. For a moment only she turned her face toward them, and none could be certain what her look conveyed."
Original sketch I did on a bus on the way to Atlantic City early Spring 2016 while I was in the middle of reading this book.
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