Time Passages

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Medium: Oil

Original sizes:
  • 48" x 60"
  • 60" x 48"
Print sizes:
  • 24" x 36"
  • 30" x 40"
  • 36" x 24"
  • 36" x 48"
  • 40" x 30"
  • 48" x 36"

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You’re all alone, in these Time Passages.

Time Passages Oil Abstract by Red, 60"x48", Gallery Wrap Canvas, Hung on wall with Charcoal gray sofas

If you have read any of my art stories, you know I am an avid music lover. Being not so young, I also know many of the wonderful hits from the seventies. For instance, Al Stewart’s Time Passages is one of them.

Have you heard the song? Here is the link to it – Al Stewart Time Passages.

Time Passages Oil Abstract by Red, 48"x60", Gallery Wrap Canvas in room setting on Display  Time Passages Oil Abstract by Red, 60"x48", Gallery Wrap Canvas, Hung on light blue wall near large window

The instrumental intro composed primarily of the electric piano riff starts the song and engages you immediately. Then, Al’s unique sexy soft voice tells the story of the song superbly. Of special note is the solo saxophone which seems to enhance the song as well.

Believe it or not, Al never really cared for this song even though it ranked as the No. 1 Adult Contemporary single of 1979. The song was produced by Alan Parsons and was the title track for Stewart’s 1978 album release. Additionally, the single reached No. 7 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in December 1978,[1]

Time Passages Oil Abstract by Red, 60"x48", Gallery Wrap Canvas, Hung on White Wall

Time Passages Large Oil Abstract

My large oil abstract painting that I titled “Time Passages” provides a feeling of tunnels or scratches of time. A painting that invites you in to see through to the many familiar doors of the past. To enter only if you are brave enough to walk down memory lane as the light quickly fades. The painting was created with various size palette knives. If you look closely, you can see sharp lines at a multitude of angles creating depth and movement. I think the painting has a mysterious feel about it, that begs the question – what really happened in those moments of time.

If you are interested in reading the lyrics to the song, they are listed below.

 Lyrics

It was late in December, the sky turned to snow
All round the day was going down slow
Night like a river beginning to flow
I felt the beat of my mind go
Drifting into time passages
Years go falling in the fading light
Time passages
Buy me a ticket on the last train home tonight

Well I’m not the kind to live in the past
The years run too short and the days too fast
The things you lean on are the things that don’t last
Well it’s just now and then my line gets cast into these
Time passages
There’s something back here that you left behind
Oh time passages
Buy me a ticket on the last train home tonight

Hear the echoes and feel yourself starting to turn
Don’t know why you should feel
That there’s something to learn
It’s just a game that you play

Well the picture is changing
Now you’re part of a crowd
They’re laughing at something
And the music’s loud
A girl comes towards you
You once used to know
You reach out your hand
But you’re all alone, in these
Time passages
I know you’re in there, you’re just out of sight
Time passages
Buy me a ticket on the last train home tonight

Time Passages Oil Abstract by Red, 48"x60", Gallery Wrap Canvas, Hung on Gray wall with large white couch

Dare to Feel,

Red (Linda Harrison)

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