Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Sayulita Morning Rush

I set my easel up at the entrance to town.  Sayulita Mexico is a beehive of activity around 9AM.  Shop keepers are opening up and bus passengers are arriving over the bridge that leads into town.  There is wonderful color along with the activity.  Despite the activity, no one is frenetic.  Plenty stopped to talk and a few breakfasters moved over with their coffees to watch and chat.  It is just a great place to vacation and paint.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Street Vendor

My subject was setting up to sell his drinks when I started painting.  His space eventually became closed in as cars filled the open spaces before and after his cart.  He ended up really pinched in between two cars which greatly reduced his visability.  After he had his cups and drinks just right, he retired to a step in the shade up against a building, a good 10 feet away.  I'm not a business man, but this method of selling doesn't seem effective.  Of course, there is an inertia that overtakes one in the tropics.  It was a warm, humid morning in Sayulita; just the kind that attracts you to cold drinks.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Beach at Sayulita

Viewed from our house on the hill, the waves were rolling onto the main beach of Sayulita, Mexico.  In the late afternoon it attracts a bunch of surfers.  They were out there, but seen as just black spots on the water, so I did not try to paint them into the scene.  The far away hills look lonely when seen during the day, but when the lights come on at night, there are plenty of homes tucked into the greenery.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

The Square

The center of town in Sayulita buzzes with activity.  It is colorful in the Mexican tradition.  There is a small park in the center and I set up on the banking along the sidewalk.  It did not stop people from climbing up to see what I was doing.  I love Mexico.

Monday, February 3, 2014


On the beaches of Sayulita, Mexico, painting was part of my vacation.  Lots of winter people from cold areas were soaking up the sun rays and the surf was up.  Surfers were of all ages including some very young, around 5-6yrs of age.  A big advantage to surfing here is the closeness of the surf.  It saves a lot of paddling.

Painting was fun with lots of comments from people.  It appears from our conversations that many artists travel without their painting supplies.  Could that be?  Some complain that taking paints means packing another bag and checking it because it won't pass security.  I have heard of this.  Anyway, I am happy to have my paints and something to do, especially when visiting a new place.