We decided to cut the trip short and get my ailing husband to his own doctor...which proved to be a good idea. He is now on the road to recovery and feeling 100% better, there is a lot of comfort in familiar surroundings, especially when it comes to questions of health.
So plans change and I bring my color studies back to Florida to tackle them in a new light, literally. Meanwhile, San Miguel remains a colorful influence and I can hardly wait to finish all the work that I started while painting from my little zen cottage on the Simple Choice farm. I will pretend the days are dry, the mornings and evenings very cool and that I can hear the roosters crowing while I pick cilantro.
I finished my little (6" x 6") watercolor studies of some of the intriguing doors of the city. They are matted to a 9 x 12 size and will be on my Etsy and Facebook shop during the coming week. I just love the doors there and remember the first time I saw the area how surprised I was to discover the treasures they hid behind them. (Framed versions can be viewed below.)
These are the blue doors of the Colmena Bakery, Relox 19A & 21, well known spot for traditional Mexican baked goods.
The green bi-fold doors are beautiful in contrast to the red walls of the city and they open up onto a lovely art gallery, La Galeria de Arte Contemporaneo at Relox 46.
This very narrow but elegant door way is the entrance to a home on Canal Street. The little oval plaque by the door reads "Mi Casa, Canal #58." The doors were heavy and old and ornate and had a wonderful heavy door knocker on them. Wish I could have managed an invite inside!
I took plenty of photos and started several pieces of the Bajio Mountains which surrounded us. I hear that the already colorful area really comes alive with blooms when the rains start...and you can be sure I am pondering a way to make a return trip during that time of year. Meanwhile, I will re-enjoy it all via my notes and photographs.
Here is the watercolor series framed:
Have a great weekend, I hope to be back on schedule by Friday...we appreciate your concerns about Bob and thank you for enjoying the sights and sounds of Mexico with us.
Color Fully Yours,