I can't even begin to tell you how wowed I was. It's impossible, really. I am making plans to return on March 27th, because Henk will be there to talk about the art. I wasn't supposed to take photos, but I took a few before I realized that. (Scroll down for slideshow) I bought the catalog as we left.... of course!
After seeing the Pander exhibit we stopped at the Mission Mill Museum. We meant to run through really quickly, but instead a docent took us around (for a private tour). She explained the entire woolen mill to us and it was fascinating! We even got to visit with some women who meet every week to make things in the "loom room".
The painting above is one I've been working on off and on for weeks. I'm putting it up in this blog post, because, though it is no Henk Pander painting, it reminds me a little of his work. It started out in one direction, but it is winding up sort of dark and strange. It is the dark "intense" and strange that is so heartstoppingly beautiful in Henk Pander's work.....(and...... remind me to tell you an "inside story" about him sometime).
Top Photo: (Detail) Celeste Bergin, No Parking, oil on 36x48 gallery wrapped canvas