La Niña

07/29/2011

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La Niña
8” x 8”
Oil on Canvas

This little girl dressed in pink sifts sand through her fingers on the shore of the Pacific Ocean.  “La Niña” translates to “The Girl” in Spanish.  It is the first in a series of small paintings about children immersed in play.

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Pulling Her Ashore
10” x 14”
Oil on Canvas

This “lancha,” or small fishing boat, is being pulled onto Playa Principal by three fishermen with the help of the tide.  I intended for the lighter, horizontal shape of the boat to intersect with the more vertical, darker shape of the fishermen who are painted as one unit.  This opposition creates tension which adds to the narrative of this painting.  The story is about the struggle of these men as they use all their power to pull this heavy boat through the shifting sand on an overcast morning.

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El Burro Dorado
12” x 12”
Oil on Canvas

This gold-colored burro searches for shade along the sandy streets of Barra de Potosi, a small beach town on the western coast of Mexico.

View more work by Andrea Clarkson at www.andreaclarkson.com.  Please contact Andrea Clarkson to see if this painting is available for purchase.

 
 
Loncheria
8” x 12”
Oil on Canvas

Food carts like this little “loncheria” serve the Mexican version of fast food.  “Comida corrida”  or “meal on the run” does not mean greasy burgers and fries.  Instead inexpensive, yet traditional dishes like tortillas, beans, rice, salsas and “aguas frescas” are prepared fresh daily.  In this painting I tried to convey the warm colors of the strong morning sunlight on the busy little loncheria in El Centro, Zihuatanejo.

View more work by Andrea Clarkson at www.andreaclarkson.com.  Please contact Andrea Clarkson to see if this painting is available for purchase.