In the desert north of San Miguel de Allende is a Horse Ranch named Rancho del Sol Dorado. Approaching mid day, the sun was starting to heat things up. Some of the trees were large enough to provide a reasonable respite from the heat. Thanks to Holly, for letting us paint in such a picturesque place.
This is a bronze statue of Ignacio Allende in Plaza Civica in San Miguel de Allende. A key figure in taking back Mexico from Spain. He gets no respect from the birds. At times he is almost completely covered with birds.
The day after painting from Parque Juarez, I found a good spot in front of the Parrocia to paint the people in the Main Jardin. I thought it was cute how the Beagle was sitting on the wall with his two companions. Vendors came and went, but I thought this hat vendor with about 20 hats balanced on his head was worth including.
We took a bus up to San Miguel de Allende and stayed a few blocks from the Instituto de Allende. Hiked over to Parque Juarez and painted this scene. This young woman stopped to take a picture of the wonderful Cactus Garden off to the left of what I was painting.
"Pacific Evening", Oil on Canvas Panel, 11"x14", plein air, $125 Buy It Now
January brings many cloudy evenings and mornings on the Pacific coast of Mexico. We can't see the sun set into the ocean from our veranda, but we frequently have very colorful skies. About the time I was finishing this painting the entire sky turned a brilliant red.
"la Puerta al Pasado", oil on canvas, 12x16, private collection
This is a view from the roof top terrace of a friend of ours in Cayaquitos, Gererro, Mexico. The island is named el Morrow. I gave it to a friend who used to live in Cayaquitos for 10-15 years and recently moved away to San Miguel de Allende. In English, the title is "The Door to the Past"