Woman Looking Down
This woman is one of our local persons selling in the market. We have a daily market in Banos de Agua Santa, Ecuador, but we also have a market of mostly fresh produce from the farmers and local vendors. The main Farmers Market is higher up the hill on Sundays, and is a separate location up the hill looking over the city. There are a few other times of the week smaller groups happen, but the big one is on Sunday. The activity on a Sunday morning is so fun and alive. The colour of the fresh foods are wonderful and the smells of not only the produce, but the food court of homemade foods also. There is loud conversation, bartering, music, and general milling about of people.
I love the colouring of the background in this painting, I did actually take the colors that this woman was standing in front of, but that to me did not carry over the energy of where she was. I feel the line detail helps to create some of that energy in contrast to her inner peace of the moment where she is focused on tending to her booth of produce.
This painting is on A3 Derwent water colour paper for water colour pencils, Dr. PH Martin Hydrus paint and Winsor and Newton water colour markers, Letraset Aqua markers, black Rotring drawing ink (fountain pen) and Unibal signo white gel pen.