Caña y Naranja (Sugar Cane and Orange)

These girls are dressed for the feast of the Virgin of Guadalupe, which is December 12th but is such an important holiday the festivities start many days before.  Kids and some adults dress in 16th century costumes like the indian Juan Diego,  the one to whom the virgin appeared.

The girl on the left has long braids pinned to her real hair and is eating sugar cane chunks.

This is my last painting of my time here in Morelia.  I'm going back to New England for the summer, but I already have ideas for when I return in September.  It's been a wonderful experience to be able to devote the last ten months to painting.

30X40 acrylic on canvas

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