On The Easel
This is a painting I have been working on since last week. You can see a couple others on the wall. I hope to paint walls in the future. My studio came with green walls that are not conducive to judging color.
We were at a the Moline cabin. Holly was talking about "The Chinese Diggins" It is a place where Chinese emigrants had some kind of mining operation on the Illinois River. Of course I had to go there. This painting is inspired by my dream of what it might be like. It turned out to be a cool and interesting place but its not in this picture.
I like the idea of a fantasy of expectation. Anyone who has followed their dreams knows that whether it lead to disappointment or success it rarely matches their initial ideas of what it would be like. There are elements of the terrain around the Moline cabin. An image based on myths, stories and dreams may not match a physical place but it might be a better way to describe a place. The stories and the place are interconnected.
Holly added more info about the Chinese Diggins in the comments.