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VSW: Basílica de Guadalupe, 2

This leaning portion of the facade of the Basílica de Guadalupe in Mexico city is from an image from Margaret Metcalfe. It was fun to do… ink then watercolor. I also tried this odd reflection and played with it, took … Continue reading

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VSW: Basílica de Guadalupe, 1

This month, we are painting the Basílica de Guadalupe in Mexico city, with images from Margaret Metcalfe (and a little help from Google maps). I am also trying, with resistance, the no line work first. I place a couple of … Continue reading

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VSW: Mexican Church

Growing up, I attended a Mexican mass at the San Juan Capistrano mission church. The shapes of Mexican architecture and the sounds of the language feel like home. The colors are also my colors in our home, warm and bright. … Continue reading

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VSW: Diego Rivera’s Museum

From Frida to Diego! Or the place they shared together…. That amazing blue of hers is on her building! Sometimes it is simply better to leave line drawings alone… I liked them and I didn’t take but a couple pics. … Continue reading

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VSW: Frida Kahlo’s Museum

This virtual walk is exciting for me because I love the vibrant colors of Mexico! For food, Chinese or Japanese is home; for color and furnishings, it is Mexican or Spanish! I started our walk at Frida Kahlo’s home/studio and … Continue reading

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VSW: Norway

The beauty of doing a virtual sketchwalk is that you visit a place you might not even have known about!  Norway was a gift to me when Sylvia chose it and led our May sketchwalk; the images were beautiful and … Continue reading

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VSW: Basilique Saint Michel Archangel, Menton

Drawing the Basilique Saint Michel Archangel in Menton, France on our virtual sketchwalk!  This difficult image from Wikimedia caught my eye from the beginning. I started with a pencil sketch.  Again, dispelling the myth that you should not use pencils.  … Continue reading

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