A still life is not my usual fare, but I had been
thinking for some time that I could gather together some breakfast paraphernalia still used in many Panamanian homes in the
Interior of the country and arrange it in such a way that it would make a good subject for a painting. This I did, using
the coffee grinder that had belonged to Esther's grandmother, and a tin coffee pot that we use when we go up to the country
house near Los Guichiches. The cloth strainer, cups and spoon are all utilized during our visits there. I shuffled
these things around for a day or so and finally added a ripe mango (liberated from a neighbor's tree here in Coronado) to
the mix. Here is the result.
Afternoon Bath in
Beating the heat on a hot, dry-season afternoon.
Girl at Window
A pensive girl pauses while dressing to lookout her small window.
Youthful Terrorist Shot Dead
I painted this a long time--at least three decades--ago and you may note that the
style is far different from that which I am using today. I based it on a black-and-white newspaper photo of a young
woman--a terrorist in Ireland--who had been shot dead in the street by British soldiers.