Sorry about all the dust that's been building up in here over the last couple of months, but I've been trying to work my way through an artistic slump that's driven me to the brink of insanity. Fortunately, I've had some good music to listen to while losing my mind, and I've been able to draw on the genius of others to help get me through. For instance, here's a painting I did that was inspired by my new favorite song by my new favorite band, Midlake. I highly recomend checking them out. You can listen to the song "Young Bride" on their website... which you should go do... RIGHT NOW!!! They came to town a few weeks ago and put on an great show. I only wish my art could be half so brilliant as Midlake's music. Once again the painting took longer than I wanted it to, and didn't turn out quite the way I had hoped, but I'm pleased with the way parts of it turned out. Of course there are parts that I'm less than pleased with, and maybe someday I'll go back and try to re-work them, but for now, I'm satisfied to call this done. It was done primarily in Painter with a little smoke and mirror help from Photoshop.