I can’t say I’ll ever get the hang of doing the resort thing. It’s pleasant enough, but kinda meh.
But there were things about Cancun that were lovely.
Like the El Rey Ruins, right on the hotel strip that were almost deserted when I visited.
The iguanas owned the ruins. I sketched them like I usually draw people: really gesturally, one single stroke to capture their posture, with a brushpen loaded with dilute ink and then a fine pen- the Carbon Platinum pen for details.
And on that last morning before we left, a rainstorm hit the beach, so I did a series of really quick paintings of the deserted beach and ocean before we left. The grey-purple sky and ever-changing ocean was really fun to paint. You can see the rain added it’s own pattern on my work.
Yes, that’s gouache white, a new addition to my palette. I think it’s going to stay for a while.
That’s it for the Yucantan. Now to unwrap the dance mask we bought and read some of the books I brought home so I understand a wee bit more about Mayan culture before I visit next.