I finally finished this version of the Brian Wilson Moon/ Heaven Ladder painting that was started back in early 2004.
I posted some of my Beach Boys fan art on a Brian Wilson message forum, and I got this surprising response...
'What luck to see Chloe's fantastic Beach Boys-artwork online! I'm finishing an esoteric SMiLE-essay where Chloe's painting, the 5'th one from top (also known as "Light The Lamp" from its presentation in Open Sky # seven, 2004) will play an all important part.
Thanks Chloe and keep up the good work!'
I had no idea that my painting had taken on a 'folk name!' Or that people were writing essays about it.
That was in reference to the original version of this composition:
And here is the new one, finsished TODAY, a little bit more shuffly and snuffly, dusty and dirty. The composition is less graceful, with the sky jammed in. I blame my four years ago self for that. But it has its own thing.
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