Here in Mexico, baby Jesus figurines are sold in every size from 2" long to life size. They all have a certain look, a certain turn to the hands, that I tried to capture.
The foods surrounding the baby are the typical ones that might appear at a Christmas celebration such as a posada: sugar cane, peanuts, oranges, and candy -- the colorful ball-shaped candies are called colaciónes. The white chunky pieces are peeled pieces of raw cane sprinkled with a little chile powder.
Acrylic painting on canvas (12.6X12.6 in.) / (32X32cm.)