March 16, 2011

Three portraits from San Miguel

The first is a pair of the "mojigangas", larger than life papermache figures, that lead the important parades in town; the second is the same innocent priest mojiganga, Padre Hidalgo, one of the heros of the Mexican Independence, suddenly confronted by Venus rising from her Sea Shell.  This is a Wheeler-Botticelli collaboration.  The third is our sweet little Maya, Justin and Ana's daughter.  I don't think you'll have any difficulty recognizing her.  In a way, except for charcoal figure drawing, these are my first real attempts at portraiture with paint.