Bag of Oranges
10” x 8”
Oil on Canvas

This color study is about the sense of chaos I experience when I wander through a busy market.

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Chefs of Los Braseros
12” x 14”
Oil on Canvas
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Los Braseros is an open-air restaurant on a busy downtown street in Zihuatanejo, Mexico.  It is known for serving wonderful fish tacos.

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Bowl of Mandarins
10” x 8”
Oil on Canvas

The fresh mandarin oranges sit atop a silver pedestal bowl which my friend and I found in a resale shop a few weeks ago.

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Flor de Calabaza
12” x 9”
Oil on Canvas

In Zihuatanejo “calabaza” is the word used to describe a large squash or pumpkin.  The bright yellow flower of the squash is called “flor de calabaza,” and it is used in everything from soups to quesadillas.

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Tomato Stand
12″ x 9”
Oil on Canvas

The scorching midday sun put the figures and the building in shadow, creating a strong dark/light pattern.

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Watermelon Truck
8” x 10”
Oil on Canvas

Very early in the morning, I often walk to the market in Zihuatanejo.  It is bustling with activity as the local people walk from store to store filling their brightly-colored bags with fresh fruits, vegetables, cheeses and tortillas.  Many towns in Mexico are arranged so their residents can live without a car to take them to their markets, banks and hospitals.  And there are small buses for those who are not able to walk.  This painting is about all that, and it is about the long shadows created by the morning sunlight.

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Fishermen at Market
10” x 14”
Oil on Canvas

El Paseo del Pescador is a corridor that runs along Playa Principal, the municipal beach in Zihuatanejo’s bay.  Along the paseo are shops, restaurants and the fish market.  The town’s fishermen return here at dawn from a night of fishing to sell their fresh catch to the locals.

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la katia

01/03/2012

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La Katia
12” x 12”
Oil on Canvas

La Katia is a small fishing boat for hire in Zihuatanejo Bay.

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