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An effort to use my memory of the typical rocks, water and light houses seen on both east and west coastlines of the USA in capturing this painting.
Inspired by the rough character of the subject, the watercolor paper was textured with small pieces of various rice papers which made it appear to have a low relief sculptural surface. For contrast the space behind the cactus was left without the texture. All materials used are archival.
The local markets in Mexico open before dawn. Most are outdoors with tarps stretched over the produce to keep it fresh. I was fascinated with the drape of those tarps and the lighting caused by their translucent quality.