Sunday, February 21, 2010

Light and Shadow- San Miguel

I found this neat picture of San Miguel in my files when I was looking for landscape photos. Unfortunately, it's not one that I took; it's probably from a travel magazine. I was captivated by the shadowy figure just on the edge of the light and I just had to paint it, for my own enjoyment. I loved the old walls with the cracked plaster and the bougainvillea hanging over the wall. Whoever photographed this really had an eye for the charm of the place. After the workshop with Don Andrews and his emphasis on the light and putting people in your paintings it was a perfect exercise.

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I started watercolor painting earnestly in 1991 after I moved to Florida. My husband and I are retired, and we are both artists. We both have works displayed  at the Wildchild Gallery in Matlacha Florida.