I had heard that Bombay Beach is such a close-knit community, it’s one of the last places that you can let your kid run the streets in safety, but I had not realized it was becoming such an artists’ community. I guess they reach out to LA artists more than local ones…..
I’ll just post the pics to show the progress. It’s hard to type, my fingers are so sore and rough!
About 11am 350 fellow chalkers arrived from local schools. These are just a few of them.
One of the city photographers was kind enough to take a pic of me working on my phone.
The trees/fingers and veins/rivers are now complete.
Underpainting for the ocean.
Ocean/hand complete with waves rushing to shore/shoulder. I used one crack in the blacktop as the area behind a wave in order to minimize the impact. Couldn’t think of how to do anything with the others.
I started adding the hair/sky/space at the bottom, but then clouds came and I decided to take advantage and work on the top of the painting, as I can’t shade that part with the canopy.
Yellow on top, black/blue under and sore underneath that.
An inspector came by.
I decided to end the day by blocking in the transitions of the sunrise part of the hair as a guide for tomorrow.
It’s always nice to see my work in it’s ‘forever home’. This one is a bit special because I got to hang it myself – and it’s one of the most difficult paintings to hang because it’s not only a 4-piece painting, but because the four panels can be rotated, all the wires and hooks have to be perfectly aligned, so that when it’s changed around, there isn’t a need to make any adjustments. Here I am with the finished installation.
“Vivaldi’s Window”. My concept of the one window Vivaldi may have looked out across as he wrote his most famous musical work ‘The Four Seasons’.