Strange is the night where black stars rise, And strange moons circle through the skies,True Detective by Amelia Merrill

Finally started this True Detective painting! hopefully finish it by the finale this week.
"That feeling like life has slipped through your fingers. Like the future is behind you. Like it’s always been behind you."

Blue Velvet by Amelia Merrill
 I’m seeing something that was always hidden. I’m in the middle of a mystery and it’s all secret.

Audrey by Amelia Merrill
"Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Yet there are those who open many eyes. ‘Eyes are the mirror of the soul,’ someone has said. So we look closely at the eyes to see the nature of the soul. Sometimes when we see the eyes - those horrible times when we see the eyes, eyes that… that have no soul - then we know a darkness, then we wonder: where is the beauty? There is none if the eyes are soulless" -Log Lady

H.P. Lovecraft by Amelia Merrill

Hank Williams by Amelia Merrill 
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by Amelia Merrill
…she wore blue velvet…

 by Amelia Merrill
"When two separate evens occur simultaneously pertaining to the same object in inquiry we must always pay strict attention." 

 Log Lady (commission for Rob) by Amelia Merrill

Audrey by Amelia Merrill

Lost Boys by Amelia Merrill

Ghost World by Amelia Merrill

Welcome to the Dollhouse by Amelia Merrill

Enid by Amelia Merrill