Practically no time was spent in the studio yesterday.
Everyday Sunday, early in the morning, I go into centro to the meditation center for our weekly group SRF meditation. I get home around 10:30, have breakfast and then my daughter, Cynthia Hamilton, and I go for a visit and vegetable gathering in our neighbors' garden. Liz and Kath are a great couple and we have so much fun sharing stories after our harvesting.(check out Cynthia's blog. You do not need to be a vegetarian to enjoy it."http://cynthiajhamilton.blogspot.com/
On Tuesday afternoons I am giving drawing lessons to a young Mexican man, Luis, that Kath and Liz have taken under their expansive wings. He is talented, but lacks drawing skills. He is eager and willing to learn and I am sure he will soon have the eye and hand cordenation necessary to make good drawings of faces.We are doing a trade for all the vegetables we can carry in 3 baskets from this beautiful huerta.
I did work at least 30 minutes in the studio, stopped for a delicious comida and then got ready for a delightful evening with neighbors in a fairy tale garden. This day is a reminder that there is life outside the studio.
|Kath picking green beans|
|The last of the lettuce. It is huge and sweet|
|One of the perfectly round beets we brought home|
|enough squash for several meals|
Wisdom of the Ages
I finished this face Saturday. This woman was the star of a show I did quite a few years ago. At that time I painted all Mexican woman using encaustic. Almost everyone of the paintings of her has sold, so I added one done in oil to this latest project.