This is an oil painting fired on porcelain. The piece, titled "Maria", was painted by my late maternal grandmother. When my maternal grandfather passed away last year, my mother inherited it. She gave it to me, because I've always liked this piece. It now hangs in my home.
My paternal grandmother, who grew up in rural Texas and migrated to California during the Depression, gave me this oil can several years ago. It belonged to my great-grandparents and was used to carry lighting oil to the farmhouse to replenish the lamps.
Photo copyright: D.C. Confidential (Janet M. Kincaid, 08/07)