Today's print is named after the Portuguese town of Lalim, a small town with a long history, going back to the 14th Century. What struck me, in my research, was that of the 9 significant architectural structures, 6 of them were chapels, churches or hermitages. So I played with the traditional religious iconography of a cross, incorporating tile imagery found in the Azulejo traditions.
The colors strike me as a bit off, but I'm going to leave them for now and see what I think when I look at them with fresh eyes. One of the main reasons I decided to take on this project was to try to speed up my design development process. I tend to work really slowly and methodically and over a period of weeks, sometimes even months. That's the way I've always painted and done collage, but I'm wanting to come to a bit faster practice. Sometimes a pattern comes together quickly and I know right away that I'm finished. Other times, it's a slow laborious process.