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Hey Gene - I'm a little slow off the mark in solving this one but I like it. Thanks. Sue
thank You Pink, fileusa, Graciela, A3ana for the comments and enjoyed the stories from Pink,and the feelings fileusa has had seeing this painting.... :)))
I just LOVE the paintings
I want to adopt him Gene! Just looking at his sad face makes me feel like crying!
Another great painting. Rodriguez seems to emphasize so much on their faces. He captures their eyes so well. For me he seems to be a gold digger who has not given up the hope of finding gold. So much so, that through all those years living like this, it became a way of life and he knew no other. Therefore he was comfortable in his surroundings and the mountains were his home. He must have had so many stories to tell.....
Back in 1971 I interviewed a weathered and worn old prospector in El Dorado County, California. At first I thought his stories were all a bunch of baloney, until much later when I interviewed his brother and saw letterhead and stationary and letters confirming these stories about his brother. This prospector had chosen the satisfaction of living off the land in solitude after helping lay the groundwork for the Golden Gate Bridge, large sections of highways that today are interstates and much more. Said he preferred a good book and the sound of a running creek to the endless problems of the rat race. He chose poverty over wealth and solitude over fame. Called his little cabin on the fern lined creek, Poverty Gulch. The long hair and beard remind me of this man.
I want to thank each and everyone of you for the very nice comments you post...I can tell a little about you by what u see and how u feel about the paintings...Your words speak a lot to me...I am glad how I feel about my friends here at jigidi and glad how they feel about life....Thank you all. :)))
Another wonderful painting .. thanks Gene
He probably isn't near as old as he looks. He's had a hard life. He looks so much like my Grandpa looked. Love this gnt.
Really nice painting and puzzle. The quilt says he is loved somewhere and he knows he can return there someday. Thanks for posting.
Another gem! He doesn't look sad to me either. Just tuckered out!
I agree, patsyanne. Rodriguez doesn't miss a thing! His paintings are so full of wonderful details. I don't think this old gentleman is sad at all. He is doing exactly what he loves doing and he's in the perfect place to do it. How many people can say that?
He breaks my heart!
Awesome as usual. I think the hole in his sleeve is getting bigger, though. Thanks Gene.
But the quilt from home is important to him, you can tell by the way it has been carefully rolled up. Rodriguez' details tell the whole story. Thanks, Gene.
I feel so sorry for this man!
Thank U pg, MaryE for the comments I always appreciate them so much :)))
This poor man looks so sad. It's heartbreaking to me.
He nailed it again Gene and so did you for posting this one. Thank you.