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Summer! . 24x36 . 2006

Monday, August 07, 2006




(*shown in both normal and blacklight.)

This one makes me happy. :o) I called it "Summer!" because that's how I felt about the world in early June before global warming gave us the worst deadly hot summer I've been through since living on a desert commune 15 years ago. Ick. June was a beautiful month. Everything was clear.

I think this was a bit of backlash from my previous painting, which was heavy on texture and complexity. I also wanted to see how quickly I could complete a large painting, since Thin Space took such a long time. I finished it in 2 weeks. It would have gone even quicker if the sun hadn't started melting the paint when I was out on the balcony.

I really love the "shine" effect on this one, which unfortunately looks spectacular in person, but doesn't seem to photograph well.

On the other hand, I'm still improving my photography, so perhaps I can replace the image soon.

This is my personal favorite. So far, of course.

  1. Blogger rubbermangoat said:

    This one is amazing, I'll have to see it in blacklight some time. You need to go bigger, someone needs to give you a wall. I'm serious, now more than ever the world needs a Shayla mural.

  1. Anonymous Anonymous said:

    Hello Shayla, I am so completely blown away by your last four paintings I thought it would be rude to enjoy them so much and not say anything about it. Sarah and I were talking about them the other day, maarveling over how the canvas seems to shimmer shine from within leading me to believe it's not actually a canvas painting, but stained glass windows or something. And yeah, I think this one's my favorite so far too! I just wanted to thank you for sharing your work and let you know it's appreciated!!

    Cheers,

    Lisa Macafee

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