Friday, April 2, 2010
A smoke screen is a release of smoke in order to mask the movement or location of military units.
I have been thinking of the ephemeral quality of smoke. This was on my mind when I painted forty candles,some of which I painted while they burned.
That was last year. Maybe this subject is one I should revisit, for this coming birthday.
Everything is so fleeting.
The lake was formed about 2 million years ago and is a part of the Lake Tahoe Basin with the modern lake being shaped during the Ice Ages.
In December I was commissioned to paint a landscape from a photograph of this small island in a bay. One afternoon on this trip, as we were coming around the lake, there it was! This tiny island, the same vantage point as the painting.
It was Vikingsholm, along with the "Tea House" on Fannette Island and Emerald Bay.
I would like to think that somehow I was on the right path. Something was leading me in the right direction.