My mother first painted "Diego" from a photograph in an old National Geographic book, Indians of the Americas. Her painting is better than mine. I am still learning how to describe facial features. I never knew where she got her inspiration for this painting while growing up. It just always hung in the living room in our home on the farm in White Hall, Maryland.
After her death, while on a visit to Long Beach, California, I stopped at an antique book vendor and purchased this book entitled, Indians of the Americas. I was startled to see the image from which this painting originated. Moments later I also found a photo of a Pisac musician playing a flute, which was the subject of another one of her paintings. At that moment, I felt an angel touched me. It brought goose bumps to my flesh.
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