Sunday, August 20, 2006

Memories of Lanterns and Lightning Bugs

Just finished this painting. I have great memories of growing up around San Francisco and going to Chinatown once in a while with the family or school groups. I can remember, but not clearly, how the lanterns looked sparkling at night. Lightning bugs, too -- I can remember being fascinated with them, as most kids are. I got a relatively technical book about them -- how they fly, why they blink, how they form social attachments -- that I read on a vacation once. I can't remember the name of it now, and it was probably way over my head, but I ate up every word.

This painting is my representation of those memories.

"Memories of Lanterns and Lightning Bugs"
18 x 24 inches
acrylic on canvas

August 2006

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