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A couple of days in Cancun to end our vacation

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 … Continue reading

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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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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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Sketching with friends

I usually sketch alone. But last week I had two short little sketch sessions with friends and I’m wondering why we don’t do this more often. There’s something wonderful in being able to chat about just sketching and supplies, sketchbooks and setup, … Continue reading

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Zoo Sketches

It was a surprisingly warm day at San Francisco Zoo: I didn’t even need to keep my gloves on to sketch. It’s a large zoo, and we walked around quite a bit, so I mostly sketched on the go, in a small … Continue reading

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Destruction/Construction Part 3

My nieces and I painted this Hokusai-inspired mural (you only see the right half of it here, it’s huge!) on a big empty wall at home a few years ago. That we painted it together was the hardest part of letting it … Continue reading

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