Sunday, November 17, 2013


Penelope Caldwell is an artist with a striking visual style She paints larger- than- life portraits with mythological, sometimes erotic elements (not all the images on her site are "safe" for work!) In our room when we stayed with her and her husband Jim, the Old Gunkie , was this painting, towering over us. We referred to it the Goddess, as it evoked something out of classical myth; she calls it, with deadpan humor, "Mail order brides come with baggage".
 She took this photo of me with Mima as a base for a painting. I can't wait to see it-- and admit I was relieved she let me keep my clothes on.

Penelope with Libby

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