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Sunday, February 26, 2017

The Auction Painting

I wrote a while ago that I had begun a painting to donate to the spring charity auction for "Los Amigos".  I finished it yesterday, and, although this photo does not do it justice, here it is...



The painting is based on a picture which appeared on the blog "An Alaskan in Yucatan".  Author Marc Olson purchased this abandoned "rancho" in the countryside outside of Mérida a couple years ago, and is in the process of making it habitable again.

Marc, if you read this, I would appreciate your comment.  It is not an exact duplicate, stone by stone, tree by tree, of your photograph ("artistic license", you know), but I hope it captures something of the atmosphere of your place.

5 comments:

  1. Oh my, I LOVE it! You are SO talented....

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  2. It's wonderful, Bill. The photo was taken when things were pretty dry, but you have captured it much as it looks during the lushness of the rainy season. I was looking for the date of the auction. I guess there is no way for me to bid long distance. I'd love to have this painting!

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  3. I neglected to add that as an Amigos de las Americas veteran (Colombia '73, Nicaragua '74) I am excited and honored that my image of Rancho San Benito will in a small way benefit Amigos programs. I am really only here in Mexico living my dream on the ranch due to the seed planted by my participation in Amigos almost 45 years ago.

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    1. I am so glad that you like the painting, Marc
      "Amigos" is a great organization. I was not a volunteer as a high school student... in fact I had never heard of it until well into my teaching career. But I am now very happy to support the Ohio chapter with my donations to their annual auction.

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