Monthly Archives: May 2015
Another image from my trip to San Miguel de Allende in Mexico. The photograph I used as my reference was taken from the courtyard of the Hacienda el Santuario.
The watercolour was painted with M Graham’s Perylene Maroon, one of my favourite colours. I found that painting in monochrome went very quickly as I didn’t have to worry about colours running into each other. It is also a good exercise in finding values.
I recently returned from a trip to San Miguel de Allende in Mexico where I spent a wonderful week at a Dory Kanter watercolour workshop. At the workshop Dory presented her unique approach to colour. I made several paintings during the workshop using her colour palettes but my favourite one had some flaws. So I retraced my original sketch and repainted it.
The watercolour is from a photograph that I took of the rooftop of the hotel – Hacienda el Santuario – where we stayed and had our classes. The photo is taken from the rooftop garden of the house across the street.