Today, at least on Vashon Island, it feels like we are at the threshold of a new season. It has been a cold Winter, a wet spring and a very long time since I have anticipated Summer so much. How much? Enough to inspire art and personify a season. Above is my Monotype print with gold leaf that I call Summer Breeze. It is an image about time, accumulated memories of Summer and the associated pleasures that sunshine brings.
Tomorrow I am framing it, the last of the monotype work made for the 2011 Spring, Vashon Island Art Studio Tour, May 7-8 & 14-15, but I am still working on “Natures Priest” an oil painting and finishing my cut steel “Threshold Guardians,” art made for the garden, personifying adventure, edges and boundaries.
My Monotype with Gold Leaf, Summer Breeze is 9 x 22 in.