Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Patzcuaro Snack

6 x 8 oil on canvas panel
$100.00 + $10. s/h
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This is yet another piece from Patzcuaro, Mexico. I really struggled with the architecture in this one. My right brain kept fighting my left brain. It's really a challenge letting yourself paint what looks wrong, but knowing it is right. Some places on this street, there is barely a curb from the pavement up to the sidewalk. Other houses have no front stoops. Another house has a ramp for a stoop. That would surely be against zoning in this country. One house has two different size doors. One of the roofs doesn't seem to sit correctly. Plus, the road curves, houses don't appear straight, and there seems to be no correct perspective. Finally, I just had to paint what I saw.

I love this lunch cart and the huge bottle of ketchup. (This is what I really was painting!) He was regularly on the corner near my sister-in law's house. There are great markets in town with anything you could want to buy, and anything you could want to eat. Eating here was pretty affordable. We always had fresh fruit, and great homemade guacamole.

1 comment:

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

You did a great job with the figure, too! And there's a saying in the Plein Air world... "If it's wrong but it looks right.. it's right. And if it's right but it looks wrong... it's wrong." Helps with the left brain/right brain thing...

... And you ate FRUIT in Mexico? Didn't get sick?