The moon is blazing bright in the window above my place here at the computer tonight. I can hear local firework blasts in the distance as American Independence Day soon approaches in a few day's time. It has been a good week and summer is in full heat here in the midwest. The grass is brown, the cicadas sing in the trees. Happily I've been adding to my growing number of paintings for an upcoming show in Ferndale, MI at the Level One Bank starting 17 July and running through August.
Here is one of the most recent paintings that shall be in the show. This painting is made over gold leaf with oil paint and oil pastel and old ink jet ink. Its a tribute to one of the last great oak trees in Britain. Thus it is named, "Great Tree"!