I got this website a year ago, mostly because I wanted a site with a blog feature. Then I didn't know what to blog about, and kind of forgot that I had one. Now I remember, and I should probably write something.
I didn't know until recently that the Arts Council of Napa Valley regularly posts calls and requests for art. I checked it out, and the next open call was for the Summer of Love exhibition. So I came up with this painting, and just barely squeaked it in before the deadline.
The theme is that the Summer of Love is turning 50 years old, so come up with something that commemorates that somehow. I decided to marry the relevant and urgent message of Black Lives Matter with the psychedelic aesthetic of the 1960s. I did it with Derwent FW Acrylic Inks on watercolor paper.
In other news, I have two heaters running in my house and one is pointing directly at my feet, because I'm a total weiner when it comes to being cold.