Puca Caspi

This painting took quite a long time to create.

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It was created during a time of challenge,

joy, and transition in my life.

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The day I left Peru to come back to America in

July of 2010, I went one last time to visit a tree

I had been sitting with.

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This tree is called Huarme Caspi and is known to

have a feminine spirit. I took some pictures

of her that were ‘normal’.

The chair is where I sat…

Huarme Caspi © 2010 Christine Marsh – – 9″x13″ Photograph: Canon Rebel T1i

When I took the last picture, I immediately noticed

on the camera that there was something happening there.

There was a face in the lower left hand corner of the picture….

Puca Caspi spirit © 2010 Christine Marsh – 9″x13″ Photograph: Canon Rebel T1i

Here is my sketch to show you what I saw…

Puca Caspi © 2010 Christine Marsh 7″x8″- Photo Overlay – Photoshop CS4

Here is the Color Sketch…

Puca Caspi © 2010 Christine Marsh 8″x10″- Color Sketch – Photoshop CS4

When I took pictures of the final painting,

a light appeared

(not of my doing, no Photoshop, no image editing, etc.)

in the lower left hand corner of the painting.

I moved around, and the light

stayed in the same place.

Puca Caspi © 2010 Christine Marsh 24″x36″- Acrylic Painting

 

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When I began to sketch this painting,

I was painting outside, it was a

warm October day and I was sketching

in my bare feet. I felt very free and happy.

A sudden wind blew up very strong

and blew away the original sketch.

I looked for it for an hour and then let it go.

My Uncle found it a few days later in the garden.

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Some elements of this painting are important.

The shape of the pink swirl on his neck,

the green creature at the bottom center and more.