Look, urban sketches in the White House! Last year, House of Cards bought usage rights to these two pieces. And while I was binge-watching season 5 of the show this weekend, there they were. I particularly loved how well the Palacio de Bellas Artes piece showed up in Doug Stamper’s office. I sketched that in Mexico City ( wish I’d gone inside the building, it is a gorgeous Art Deco building!) from the top of the nearby Torre Latinoamericana building.
And then, a little while later ( and a bit fuzzier ) was the more recognizable Chichen Itza sketch, from a different trip to the Yucatan Peninsula.
I guess it shouldn’t be a total surprise to see the pieces but I’d been told that so much of what’s shot ends up on the cutting room floor that I’d be lucky to spot my piece on screen.
I just LOVE Mexico. So much color, so much life, so to see, draw, eat…
Prints of both pieces are in my Etsy Shop.