After the agnihotra class last Saturday J and I stopped in at the 25th Annual Winter Spanish Market in Old Town, Albuquerque. I've never seen so many beautiful hand painted retablos on display as well as tinwork, jewelry, furniture and other traditional Spanish crafts. Many of the artists and craftspeople were carrying on the work passed down to them from many generations of their family.
Artist Sean Wells was holding a demonstration in the lobby and we stopped to try our hand at retablo painting. I brushed some of the blue on this portrait of St. Francis holding a rabbit and J added a bit of sgraffito (decorative scratches) to the yellow background.