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Painting “People from Cajabamba, Peru”

(Traducción al espańol abajo)

The video above shows a time lapse of “Woman from Cajabamba” which is the underpainting, or step 1. I will publish an image or video when that painting is completed.

I am painting a series of portraits depicting “People from Cajabamba, Peru.” A few years ago, we traveled to Peru, and went to Cajabamba, in the northern Andes. We took thousands of images of this beautiful city, its people, folklore, food, and breathtaking landscapes. From some of these photos I have started to paint people we met along the way.

These images below show the process of completion of this painting I have named “Forged in the Andes.” I went to a hardware store and I saw a couple entering to buy supplies. Both were wearing traditional attire of the region. The man’s face struck me as honest, decent and hardworking. He had a nobility and goodness that was undeniable. I asked them if I could take a picture of them. They agreed. I think they were amused as how anyone would want to take their picture. My gain.

Forged in the Andes. Oil on Linen

Este video en lapso de tiempo muestra el manchado de la pintura “Mujer de Cajabamba” el cuál es el primer paso de dicha pintura. Publicaremos la pintura terminada en el futuro.

Estoy pintando una serie de retratos titulados “Gente de Cajabamba, Perú.” Algunos años atrás, viajamos a Perú, y fuimos a Cajabamba, en los Andes del norte. Tomamos miles de fotos de su gente, folklore, comida, y sus bellos paisajes. Nuestras pinturas están basadas sobre estas Fotos.

Las imágenes arriba muestran el proceso de la pintura que he titulado “Forjado por los Andes.” Cuando estuve en Cajabamba, vi una pareja que entraron a una tienda vistiendo sus trajes tradicionales. El rostro del hombre atrajo mi atención cuando vi honestidad, decencia y amor al trabajo. Vi una nobleza y bondad indiscutibles. Les pregunte si podía tomarles unas fotos, y ellos replicaron que sí. Creo que se maravillaron que alguien desee sus fotos. Yo las deseo.