Wednesday in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

Watercolour demonstration by Barry Coombs - SMA2013

We started the day with a demonstration in our studio. A lot of questions had come up during Monday’s critique and I tried to address them. Cobblestones, stone walls, windows! All important considerations, especially as we painted in the downtown area.




I’ve been to San Miguel de Allende at least ten times now and I never tire of the light, the colour and the pleasant and hard-working people.



Eventually, we all made our way back to the Posada de la Aldea to wrap up the day with our critique.

Wednesday Critique; First Batch

Wednesday Critique;
First Batch

Here’s a closer look at a lovely watercolour by Marlene Abrams. If you know my work, you might think that I’ve influenced Marlene. Not so. I met Marlene last summer when she attended my Grand Manan Island workshop. I was delighted to see her whimsical and colourful style and it certainly lends itself to SM de Allende.

COURTYARD by Marlene Abrams

by Marlene Abrams

Wednesday Critique; Second Batch

Wednesday Critique; Second Batch

I’ve got one more closeup to show you. This is a work in watercolour and pen by Irene Naested. Irene keeps her work in a journal format. Coincidentally, she and Marlene painted in the same courtyard today.

LEAVES AND ARCH by Irene Naested

by Irene Naested

We’re hitting the road tomorrow. The historic town of Atotonilco is our destination. Hasta manana!



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5 Responses to “Wednesday in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico”

  1. Mary Says:

    I’m thoroughly enjoying your postings Barry.
    Have you added any colours to your palate to accommodate the local colour and light?

  2. Lois Says:

    Beautiful Photos, from your Trip. Everything is so Colorful…. The Students, art work, always enjoy seeing, what they learned.. Good Teacher. they have!!.
    Marlene’s, painting or tile. Beautiful…
    Thanks, for always sharing…

  3. William Brisland Says:

    It sounds as if you are all having a BLAST down there. I immediately recognized Marlene’s masterpiece. Continue the good work. Best regards, William

  4. Sarah Lampson Says:

    hi Barry, We went to Burlington last week and saw your and Aleda’s beautiful paintings at the art gallery. I like the wine and cheese and the blue one the best. Sarah L

  5. lindahalcombfineart Says:

    This is so interesting. I appreciate everything you share. You have quite a range of students here. How do keep some from being intimidated by the more experienced? All are doing super work.

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