The mystery painting that held my attention for many weeks finally reached its new home! Patricia Adams Farmer gave readers a sneak peek in her amazing feature, “The Totalmente Zen Art of Lisa Brunetti” Thanks again, Patricia, and thanks to all of you who visited her column and left such thoughtful comments.
New clients from the Jama area especially liked my graphic six-foot tall painting, Mano Swirl, that belongs to the Museo Bahia de Caraquez (Ecuador) and depicts a pre-Columbian relic from the area. Anyone who walks the beaches of the Jama area, will come away with pottery fragments from the Jama Coaque culture.
The Jama Coaque Indians left behind a legacy of amazing artifacts. The hand and the swirl patterns are often associated with their culture.
The inspiration for the current painting came from a small ”sello” artifact from the Casa del Alabado Museum collection in Quito Ecuador. The Indians most likely used sellos to stamp patterns onto bodies and textiles. We decided to go with a scientific likeness for this ”Jama Coaque” painting.
Using watercolor techniques with acrylic paints, I slowly added layers of color and shadow. Continue reading »
With pleasure, I point your attention to new neighbors and fellow bloggers who live in the same community as I! Patricia Adams Farmer’s “The Poetry of Posts” and “Color Me Happy” summarize the essence of the peaceful spirit in our area. Continue reading »
The painting competition at El Matal Ecuador supplied countless photo opportunities, and a small fraction of those launched the”Got Paint?” post.
This quiet fishing village embraced the out-of town visitors who came for the San Pedro-San Pablo festivities.
Enjoy the eclectic mix of photos taken over the two-day period. Continue reading »
More than 600 images crowded my camera chip when I returned home from the fishing village of El Matal on Ecuador’s Pacific Coast. Phase two of the “Post-Painting Competition“ coaxed a new batch of budding artists to the sun-drenched streets, where they magically transformed concrete light posts into works of art using Jama-Coaque pre-Columbian icons.
For two days I ambled the main streets, met new Picassos and marveled at their sheer joy of painting. They beamed with pride when anyone stopped to appreciate their work! Why, oh why, couldn’t they all win a top prize?!!!! Continue reading »