Monday, March 23, 2009

Patzcuaro Wall

oil 11 x 14
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Many years ago, there was an episode of Married With Children where Al Bundy wanted to go on vacation, but couldn't afford the trip of his dreams to Hawaii. So, he traveled vicariously by renting videos, putting a fence around the couch, and sitting in the living room enjoying Hawaii. We thought it was a really funny episode. (I think this is one of those "you had to be there" moments.) To this day, my husband and I laugh about Al and his travels, and say we're Al when we can't go somewhere.

This week is spring break in Colorado Springs. In the past, before we retired from teaching, we usually took a trip over break. Now, I guess we could say every week is spring break, and our big trip is later this summer. So, this morning, when my husband asked me what I was painting , I told him I was Al and painting Patzcuaro.

My sister-in-law has a home in Patzcuaro, Mexico. 2 spring breaks ago, my daughter, my sister-in-law and I took a trip down there. It's a beautiful colonial town in the middle of the country. So, this week, I'm pretending I'm painting in Patzcuaro.


Nancy B. Hartley said...

Pam, I love your trips of the imagination. Fabulous idea! Your painting does bring back memories of trips I've taken in Mexico. really well done! In fact, your painting makes me want to head to the airport and Mexico right now! Let's go!

Allison Currie said...

I like that idea. :) And I like the painting too, really feels like old world stucco, it has great texture. I like the way the shadows of unseen powerlines are there to remind you what century you're in, no matter what century the stucco may whisper to you.

Jala Pfaff said...

Nice painting!

LSaeta said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! It is spring break here in Southern California and I am stuck home ... although it seems that this is probably the right year to stay home!
I love your painting. That shadow must have been difficult to paint but you certainly got it right!