Plaza San Antonio, SM de Allende

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We’re back from San Miguel de Allende, safe and sound and muy feliz (very happy). I’m going to break up the second half of our ten day workshop into a few posts. On Wednesday, we painted in Plaza San Antonio. It’s only a ten minute walk from our hotel and, usually, the only tourists around are us.

I did a demonstration under a big shade tree and talked about colour and simplification. While I demonstrated, the kids from the school came out for their dance classes. Between the traditional music and the raucous Great-tailed Grackles overhead, I had to work hard to communicate my message. It was fun, though. The kids were curious and very well-behaved.

Watercolour demonstration by Barry Coombskids

Everyone settled in and there was no shortage of shady spots or colourful subject matter.

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I wander around during the day, visiting students and giving feedback. It’s easy to run down a camera battery as one’s eye is constantly stimulated by the local sights.

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SM de Allende is a visual paradise and the weather isn’t bad, either. After another fine day of sketching and painting, we returned to our hotel for a look at the work. Thanks for your comments and stay tuned for our Thursday visit to historic Atotonilco!

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6 Responses to “Plaza San Antonio, SM de Allende”

  1. Dottie Says:

    Gorgeous photos, Barry! Did I hear you have a new camera? If so, it shows! Your students are doing well; everything looks colorful and sunny. Brings back memories!

  2. Lois Says:

    Barry, such a Pretty Area. Could I have Permission, to draw or
    Paint the Church. That is so Pretty, against the Blue Sky.
    Always, thanks for Sharing.
    Lois

  3. Lois Says:

    Thanks so much, and I love the Recent Photos, too.
    Lovely Pics, and art.
    Thanks always,
    Lois

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