Jorge Bennett’s Paintings of “El Valle de Anton”, Panama. » “Niño Con Hamburguesa de Pollo en la Fonda de El Valle”   Leave a comment

"Boy with Chicken Hamburger at Small Restaurant of El Valle"

I made two paintings of this Fonda ( a “Fonda” is a small restaurant with Panamanian typical foods). For subjects like this one I take many photos and select the ones I like the most to make a painting at my estudio.The innocent absent-minded face of the boy eating the hamburger is what first called my attention that day (when I was there with my camera). Panama was celebrating commemoration patriotic feasts during those days and schools had to parade; thus the child’s uniform. I was also attracted to the bright varied colors of the scene. I find it curious that of all my paintings this one has a slight “comic magazine” style to it that I didn’t quite intend, but I ended liking it. This particular Fonda was in the midst of El Valle, but this kind of Fonda can be found anywhere else in Panama.

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Posted June 27, 2011 by Jorge Bennett, Composer.

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