Dame Laura Knight (1877-1970): Madonna of the Cotton Fields (also known as Mighty Like a Rose), c. 1927, source: vincentaltamore.blogspot.com.
Anonymous said: You seem to disagree with a lot of things. What are some of the things that you actually do like?
I like people who are not condescending. I like pizza. I like passion. I like sincerity. I like when people have a decent place to sleep at night. I like watching plants grow. I like wolves. I like Sun Ra. I like polished gold. I like drinking wine. I like smoking and drinking. I like Chuck Taylors. I like being the first to step out of an airplane. I like gun cleaning. I like target practice. I like how people expect me to behave perfectly under scrutiny they themselves probably couldn’t handle. I like hugs. I like comfortable silence. I like scratching mosquito bites until they bleed. I like not watching tv. I like moving in the opposite direction of the masses because the masses are almost always wrong. I like passionate kisses. I like helping the underdog. I like sleep. I like leaving the party early. I like laughing. I like not believing in an angry God. I like the way women move.
"Drink to forget, but now…I do not remember what".
(Frida Kahlo, Ciudad de México, 6th July 1907-13th July 1954).
Hanging Naked Man Orchard
an important reminder as ‘4th of July’ rolls around
Beautiful rendering of a Caribbean Island Woman. Moderately smoked, had a nice emerging patina.