800 Miles to Long Beach © 2007 Karen Mathison Schmidt, artist
18 x 36 inches • acrylic on archival, museum quality cradled GessobordTM
private collection • Long Beach, California
A lone easy rider, a biker in blue, makes his way through the beautiful New Mexico landscape, not another soul in sight along this tranquil stretch of desert highway. Only 800 more miles to the Pacific!
In actuality, this motorcycle rider was zooming along just ahead of us on I-40 as Paul and I made our way west to my sister and family’s house in Long Beach for a much-looked-forward-to visit.
In our white Camry.
Not quite as cool as a hog, but the view was just as breathtaking.
Plus we had the Eagles on the radio and an ice chest full of diet cokes in the back seat. Groovy.