I poured far more love into this painting than I planned. Who can really care for a junk drawer? Well, I have to say I have more feelings about my drawer full of tools and odds & ends than I ever had before. Tools really are beautiful objects, and we grow so attached to them because they help us get things done.
If you want a bowl like this, you have to drive a Jeep high into the mountains above Todos Santos, Mexico and visit La Candelaria. Lorena, who is originally from Oregon, will give you a tour of her home and work area, and describe the self-glazing technique of previous generations that she learned from elderly artisans. She fires her work in a pit filled with a favorite local fuel, which is produced by the roaming cows. We love this bowl and I can’t believe it is the first time I’ve painted it.
I set this up for a Zoom session with my fellow Friday afternoon sketchers. Normally, we are pens and sketchbooks at the local coffee shop but since we are home during the pandemic, I’m painting away at my studio.
Yet another revisitation of an old painting. I loved bringing out the highlights, showing that warm wonderful Italian sun. This was from a show I did with Lavinia Wiggins called “Postcards,” about places we’ve been or wanted to have been. I still would like to go to Venice!
There is actually this little shed that has been painted by so many people that it is considered the Number 1 painting motif in the United States. It is in Rockport Massachusetts, and there is a Wikipedia article about it, just google the title! This is an older painting but it needed work.