Almost Salsa
6” x 8”
Oil on Canvas

The concept behind this still life painting of Mexican salsa ingredients was the juxtaposition of the complimentary colors red and green.

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Quinacridone Rose
8” x 8”
Oil on Canvas
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Quinacridone is a synthetic pigment which is very intense and durable. This pigment worked well in describing the vibrant color of this particular rose.

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La Niña 2
8” x 8”
Oil on Canvas

This little one loved the feel of the sand between her fingers.  She and her purple shadow were content to just move the wet sand from side to side through the trench she had dug.

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El Niño

08/04/2011

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El Niño
8” x 8”
Oil on Canvas

The little boy splashes water in a shallow tide pool in the Bay of Zihuatanejo.  This is the second in a series of paintings about children at play.

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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.

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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.

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Panga Verde
10” x 14”
Oil on Canvas

The panga is the Mexican version of a skiff, a small work boat with an outboard motor which is very durable in the open ocean.  In Zihuatanejo they are used for commercial and recreational fishing and as water taxis to ferry workers and visitors around the bay.  This little painting is about the juxtaposition of the orange tile roofs of El Centro, the downtown area of Zihuatanejo, against all the blue-green color of the water and boats.

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