One morning, before it was time to start our workshop, I ran out with a sheet of watercolor paper, my paints and no pen. When I’m teaching, it helps to have a little bit of time to draw and paint by for myself. It also helps to switch up what I’m doing.
The color in Oaxaca is mad-crazy. Bright reds. Deep fuschia. Gamboge Yellow. It’s distinctly different from the colors in cities like Guanajuato. Oaxacan color is deeper, more primary, not pastel.
One building we walked past multiple times everyday was the Church of Santo Domingo de Guzmán and while it’s not an easy building to draw, I knew we had to draw it during the workshop. Here’s a page with a couple of little studies of it from two times I walked past it.
And from the day we all sketched it together.
If you’re just joining along on the Oaxaca adventure, here are my posts so far: .
Travel-Sketching Oaxaca: Jumping Right in
Travel-Sketching Oaxaca: Capturing Vignettes
Travel-Sketching Oaxaca: Monte Alban and More