58. Calle Quetzalcóatl 118

Calle Quetzalcóatl is a quiet street northwest of the central historic district of Oaxaca. The neighborhood has planted hundreds of jacaranda trees along its streets. By the middle of February, the urban landscape comes alive with purple flowers. This boldly painted house – I passed it dozens of times while walking to & from the local public market – is fronted by this gorgeous mature jacaranda tree in full bloom.


There are so many layers to this image – the interior through the window, the wall, the shadows spread across the wall, and then the purple blossoms. In my attempt to accentuate the depth of the image, I decided to lay down a first layer of soft pastels. I applied a fixative lacquer over this, then overlaid the image with oil pastels.

#Art For Good

This piece belongs to my #ArtForGood project, where all proceeds are donated to a nonprofit organization. For this piece, the buyer has donated funds to DiscNW‘s Youth Development Fund, which provides scholarships and program support for youth ultimate in the Greater Seattle area.


  • Medium Sennelier l’ecu & oil pastels on Canson Aquarelle Rag Paper, 310gm
  • Dimensions 16″ x 20″, mounted on black foam core, single black matte, 20″ x 24″, unframed, cello-bagged
  • Donation US$150
  • Status Sold

~ by Delfino on 2020/04/27.

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