Had a busy weekend of art making. Been awhile since last year’s 365 days of art. Took much of the year “off”, or at least felt no pressure to create. Now I have more ideas than I have time, so expect lots to start showing up here.
Below are “Base Camp” and “Seattle Monday” — both mixed media monoprints. Loving the direction these are going.
I grew up listening to the Eagles with my parents and “Hotel California” was a frequent background track to our lives. I was born in California, so the state name often made an appearance in our road trip music playlists, and my Dad loved the spooky chorus of “you can check out, but you can never leave.” It was no surprise when I started working on this piece, the hot reds and pinks fading into both golden, and dark twilight colors, that the opening lyric popped into my head. There is a subtle metallic gleam worked into the paint that reminds me of that magic, fading, golden light.