12 x 36 x 1.5 painting in acrylic on stretched canvas
Yeah, I know. It’s been a while. Again.
But I kind of have an excuse this time. Well, not really but kind of.
Paintings have been selling. It was like someone flipped a switch at the beginning of 2023. I was seriously overwhelmed with work for several weeks, but I’m not complaining. I am so incredibly grateful for the sales. And the two shows. More on that later.
As with most of my mountain paintings, this one took months. These paintings are deceptively simple, but they require a lot of very slow, careful work. I take a lot of breaks, to the point where I periodically have to add a chemical to the paint so it doesn’t dry up.
“Myth” is based on a photo taken by a neighbor on a trip to California. The mountain in this painting is Black Mountain, in Mono County, California. I looked but couldn’t find the indigenous people’s name for the mountain, but I did find something about the people who originally settled the area and still live there. In fact, it turns out the Kutzadika people have a website. Pretty cool! https://www.monolake.org/learn/aboutmonolake/humanhistory/kutzadikaapeople/
I hope all of you have had a good 2023 so far.
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