Monday, October 25, 2010

"Body Language" San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

San Miguel de Allende, Mexico is the Virtual Paintout location for the month of October. Some of the features of this city which is a magnet for artists of all persuasions are the cobblestoned streets, the many textured and colored buildings lining skinny streets, the abundant draping climbing plants, and the plethora of steeples of the many churches thruout the city.
I chose this scene because I thought the language of each of the bodies told a story. This is a friendly group, all interested in the conversation going on between the worker and the woman in pink and black. Obviously, whatever he has to offer about the pile of dirt he is working with will impact each of them.
With the diagonal line across the scene, all the textures are made known to the viewer as the eyes travel along the sidewalk into the middle of the discussion. I love the play of the light and shadows thruout as it comes across the wall. Adds to the interest of the scene. Therein lies the techniques used.
~ "Never fear shadows.... that always means there is a light shining somewhere."

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