Thursday, April 30, 2015

Corner of Jardin

"Corner of Jardin", Oil on Raymar Panel, 10" x 12", plein air, $100
Hanging around the Jardin is always interesting.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Main Gate to the Jardin

"Main Gate to the Jardin", Oil on Canvas panel, 9" x 12", plein air, NFS
It's really fun to watch the people in the Jardin, or main plaza. This one is in front of the Parroquia in San Miguel de Allende. By mid-morning the place can fill up.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Vendors Headed to Work

"Vendors Headed to Work", Oil on Canvas Panel, 9" x 12", plien air, $100
In the morning the streets get busy with vendors approachintg the Main jardine in San Miguel de Allende. soon this road will be crammed full of people, trucks, food carts and vendors.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Friday, April 24, 2015

Morning Rays

"Morning Rays", Oil on Canvas panel, plein air, $100
This might be why it's named Rancho del Sol Dorado!

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Sun Block

"Sun Block", Oil on Linen, 8" x 10", plein air, $75
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.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Being a Hero is for the Birds

"Being a Hero is for the Birds", Oil on Linen Panel, 8" x 10", plein air, $100
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.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Cactus Garden

"Cactus Garden", oil on Linen Panel, 9" x 12", plein air, $75
Discovered this great park full of different types of cactus. Here is a raised planter of cacti.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Jardin Hat Vendor

"Jardin Hat Vendor", Oil on Linen Panel, 8" x 10", plein air, $75
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.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Looking Up Diez de Sollano from Parque Juarez

"Looking Up Diez de Sollano from Parque Juarez", Oil on Canvas Panel, 10" x 8", Plein air, $75
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.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Pool With a View

"Pool With a View", Oil on Canvas Panel, 25cm x 35cm, $100
This is what the new pool looked like, overlooking the pacific Ocean, when we got to Mexico in December. There's now a patio with hammock added between the pool and the palm tree.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Thinking Of Margarita

"Thinking Of Margarita", Oil on Canvas Panel, 8"x6", $60
Equal Parts Tequila and Controy, 1/2 part lime juice, and 1/4 part Jarabe Natural makes killer Margaritas. This lime off our tree will easily fill the shot glass half way.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Mexican Morning

"Mexican Morning", Oil on Canvas Panel, 11"x14", Plein air, $125
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This was painted the morning after the sunset painting. The rocky point is referred by locals as the gorilla. On the top is a cactus.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Pacific Evening

"Pacific Evening", Oil on Canvas Panel, 11"x14", plein air, $125
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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.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

la Puerta al Pasado

"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"

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Escape to Mexico

"Escape to Mexico", Oil on Canvas Panel, 14x11, Plein Air, Private Collection

Some friends came down to visit us in Mexico about eight years ago. These pink flamingos got into their luggage to make their escape to Mexico. They now hang out among some of our tropical plants.