Wow, was this a lot of fun to paint or WHAT!?
“Tangerine Dream” came from an old digital pic I took with my Mavica camera (remember those? with the floppy discs?) at the Dallas Aquarium in the late 90’s, when I was still an insurance agent. Lots of my early paintings came from there; I had an annual membership and spent lots of time studying and shooting the gorgeous fish and other creatures they had in there. Plus roaming around the mini rain forest with all the monkeys and panthers. I digress.
So, years later I was in my Abaco studio: what to paint? what to paint? I had just completed an orange tree study called “Convergence” and was hooked on reds and oranges. So, why not? I put the turtle in, put the reef in, and out came the red and yellow paint. Honestly, I don’t know what came over me. But it IS a little trippy, don’t you think?
In my HEAD I heard the Beatles lyrics. Click on the little arrow and you can hear them too!!!
Picture yourself in a boat on a river
With tangerine trees and marmalade skies
Somebody calls you, you answer quite slowly
A girl with kaleidoscope eyes
However, COME TO FIND OUT, Tangerine Dream is a German electronic music group founded in 1967 by Edgar Froese. Go figure.
Anyway, every time I see that painting, I hear that Lucy in the Sky song.
Robbie Bethel sold this piece at the Hummingbird Gallery in Hope Town, Abaco. Original is 24″ X 48″, Acrylic on canvas. Also comes in a mini!