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Ek Balam

Just one sketch, from the top of a tall structure called the Oval Palace, looking over the treetops at the the acropolis of Ek Balam. It’s always hard to capture the scale of really big structures, and even harder when you … Continue reading

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Valladolid, Part 2.

Casa Hamaca, the bed&breakfast we stayed at in Valladolid is a big part of what made the town so lovely. An old home, it is beautifully restored and filled with art collected by the owner Denis Larsen. This is the kitchen … Continue reading

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Valladolid,Part 1

My favorite part of our trip to the Yucatan peninsula was the sleepy town of Valladolid. At first glance the only action you notice is that tour buses that ply between Cancun and Chichen Itza stop here for a little break, and everyone gets … Continue reading

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Coba

If you visit the Yucatan peninsula and have one of those crazy schedules where you can’t see more than one location with ruins ( I don’t recommend you do that, see as many as you can) then Coba would be … Continue reading

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Akumal Bay

Here’s what Trip Advisor said about Akumal Bay: If you are in Playa Del Carmen or Tulum a terrific day trip is the beach at Akumal Bay.  The beach has super white sand and the water is clear, with no waves … Continue reading

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The ruins at Tulum

The setting of the ruins at Tulum is spectacular. The site is at the very edge of a cliff, the wind is strong and the ocean is an ever-changing array of jewel tones. I love painting like this, with the wind whipping … Continue reading

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More Mexico City

Color. People. Lots of both. Noise. Madness. And endless energy. Mexico City is all that. There is just no way I can blog all the different things I saw and sketched, so here are a few highlights. We stayed at … Continue reading

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