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As you may know, many times I do not paint from a place of knowing, knowing what I want to paint, knowing what colors I want to use, where to start on the canvas. I just gather some paint together with brushes, the easel, the canvas and other supplies and I just start painting. I look at it like whatever will be will be. I do believe that I paint from feeling every time I paint whether I know what the feeling is readily or not. This is one of those paintings.

I named this painting some time afterward it was completed. I observed the piece over a period of time and decided to call it "CENOTE II" because it seems that I am drawn to painting openings or window like openings in my paintings. I think there is a part of me that is always looking out the window. I have been looking out the window my whole life. Not sure if I am looking for something at times, but at others I may be looking for a loved one or someone I care about. I just put that together today (Saturday, 9/25/2021) as I edited this description. Well, my mom use to do that too. I remember her being on her knees on one of the sofas just gazing out the window. Perhaps she was waiting for my dad to come home, or just watching the cars go by or the neighbors walk by. She was a quiet, peaceful person (like me) and stayed to herself. Perhaps she was daydreaming. I know that I daydream quite a bit. 

Back to the piece. I named it CENOTE II because the openings in the painting reminds me of the underground caves. CENOTES can be found in Mexico and the Yucatan Peninsula, and they form when the limestone collapses from rain and reveals fresh underground water, and salt water filters through the rocks from the ocean, and also underground rivers. That's when the reservoirs are created and the fresh underground water meets the salt water that flows through from the ocean. They say that the water feels so fresh when swimming in it. That's why they are so popular and are tourist attractions. The water is just so beautiful. This is another place I would like to visit one day. Not sure which one because there are hundreds of them from what I have read.

Painting size and frame: 24WX48HX1.5DEPTH medium-weight cotton duck stretched around 1-1/2" profile kiln-dried stretcher bars and held in place with a flexible spline

Edges of Painting: Painted (frame may not be necessary depending on your preference)
Certificate of Authenticity: Included
Signature: Possibly on the Back, Side or front depending on my preference (I like for customers to have an option of hanging a piece vertical or horizontal and this is the reason I prefer to sign the sides and/or the back of the canvas)