Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Watercolor Sketches in Mexico
First visits present so many things to paint. It is seeing with fresh eyes. I quickly sketched and painted this urban scene in Zihuatanejo. Speed resulted from avoiding the hot sun as well as meeting up for lunch and a cold cerveza or two! The other sketch occurred while reading in a hammock and hearing the sweeping on the patio. There is this gnarly twist of vegetation that looked interesting with its dappled light on the stucco wall. There is a freshness to doing quick studies. Lot of fun mixing color directly on the paper to capture the colors that make up the Mexican culture.