It wasn’t too long a day in the studio. However, the time spent was fruitful…although it got hot with all the wax medium making and the palettes heated up. Almost 100 degree heat and hot palettes…yow!

I started working on two small panels for the Global Swarming show the other day and just had to wing it on what I was going to do next.

Months ago I was driving down the road and I heard the old Joni Mitchell song…”Big Yellow Taxi”. It hit me like a ton of bricks..maybe I could use some of the lyrics as a part of my work for the Global Swarming show. I DON’T DO THEMES….I keep saying. Anyway…I have to for this show. So last week some of us worked on a couple of collaboration pieces but I still had to do a few of my individual pieces.

These pictures are about a 1/3 – 1/2 of the way into the process probably. …maybe more.

I used collage papers and some of the lyrics…. “Put away that DDT now
Give me spots on my apples ..But LEAVE me the birds and the bees, Please!” along with others like… “Don’t it always seem to go That you don’t know what you’ve got ‘Til it’s gone. They paved paradise And put up a parking lot.”

Okay…….so it’s cheesy…but that’s all the ideas I have on themes. I just do what I do with paint and collage and hope it will work out.

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