A Mexican Market #4 (Ocotlan)

Dimensions: 40" X 60"
Photo Credit: E. Rausenberg

This diptych on canvas (36" X 72")  brings together market studies and sketchbook drawings taken from the Ocotlan market in Oaxaca state, Mexico. I worked primarily with sketches to begin, with color referencing through photos taken on site. It brings together some favorite themes with abstracted figuration fused with still life. The canopies of tarps create a framing above the action. I was interested in capturing feelings of community, warmth and the embracing nature of these markets.