I have spent many hours adding layer after layer on these canvases. A bit of a challenge for me to let go and allow myself to work entirely intuitively. Images appear and disapper as layer after layer of color and texture keep building. I've been staying up a little later in order to read another fabulous book as well - it's been extremely difficult to put down.
The Hummingbird's Daughter
by Luis Alberto Urrea
The fascinating thing about this epic story is that the main character, Teresita, is actually based on a distant relative of the author, a young Spanish woman who was a healer and who was eventually sainted. He researched and wrote about her for two decades before bringing this beautifully written novel to life. The story takes place in the late 1880's, just prior to a civil war in Mexico. It's sad and funny and filled with irony...stunningly beautiful. Now I can't wait to receive 'The Queen of America', the continuation of Teresita's journey.
AIRdirondack Art Project