“Back to the Garden” is an example of my pentimento pieces. On the day Marissa Guerrero modeled, I brought in a completed landscape, turned it sideways, and proceeded to paint over it.
What a magical, mystical painting session!
As I painted, I felt Marissa merging with the land and the land with her. It was a very mystical experience for me. After the session, I talked with her about my experience and she said she had just recently moved up here from an urban area. and that she was getting more in touch with nature. And as she left, she gave each one of us cuttings from jade plants. It was like she was sharing the earth’s abundance with us all.
I love that I have signed this painting before saying too much. It’s fresh from the garden 🙂