Well I am not nearly finished with blogging about Bisbee, Arizona and off I went to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.
My kids are at camp, my husband and I are renting a casita in the centro of this charming, colonial city. I am drawing everyday.
Here is a project I just finished, which is the stairs from our casita to the owner’s flat above us.
First I sketched it with a pencil. I used a 2B, a regular school pencil.
Then I added some watercolor, just basic colors to test out the composition. I went back over some of the shapes with the pencil.
I added more watercolor and did not continue to use the pencil. Sometimes I like to keep outlining and accenting with pencil, but this time it seemed too complicated.
Since San Miguel is so colorful, as is the rest of Mexico, I decided to continue the wall and floor colors right off the page.
Since this is in my journal, perfection is not an issue, so I am ready to stop!
Here are some more of my sketches from yesterday and today.
The view from our patio.
A very small detail of the elaborate pink church.
A conversation at breakfast.
More tomorrow! Will switch off with Bisbee photos when I can. Hopefully at the end of this trip you will want to join me in one of these places in 2014.