Thursday, July 08, 2010

EDM 278

Draw something that starts with the first letter of your first name.   Nice!  I love to draw fruits and vegetables so of course I had to do lemons and limes.  I love their colors and shapes and this lemon had an odd shape with a high hump.  And the lovely little key limes that reminded me of Mexico...
We went on the Sierra Madre tour near Puerto Vallarta.  We drove in a Unimogg, which is an open-sided jeep type vehicle with a canvas canopy designed for cross-country travel.  And cross-river travel, too.  We arrived at a working cattle ranch and had a nature walk with our guide who told us all about the flora and fauna of the semi-desert area.  As we walked, we were followed by some gaunt, sad-looking long horn cattle that were the lifeblood of this ranch.  The guide gave a vigorous shake to a small tree, and several bright little limes fell down.  We put them in our pockets, and when we got back to the Unimogg we were greeted with icy cold bottles of Sol beer.  Our guide cut up those limes with his pocket knife and we squeezed them into the beer.  In the hot, dusty shade of the trees it was the most refreshing drink I've ever had.  When we turned to go back to the vehicle, we saw that the cattle had followed us and were now standing in a complete circle around us.  It was a little disconcerting at first, but they were just curious. They were free-range cattle and didn't see many people.  We drew quite a crowd.

7 comments:

Alex said...

Beautiful watercolor work! Love the zest in the drawing ^^

An Evolving Artist @ Swallowcliffs.blogspot.com/ said...

The reflections on the beautiful lemon and lime and the plaid of your cloth are so strong and beautiful. Good job!

travelingsuep said...

Nice one Lynn.

Cathy Holtom said...

Very good Lynn, I like the blue a nd lemon yellow together.

raena said...

Wonderful painting, and I loved the story. It sounded like you were the ones in the zoo!

donna said...

That painting is just lovely! I am playing catch up (again!) but love the new look to your blog.

Dan Kent said...

Good job with this one. I find the perspective - straight down - interesting, and I like how you did the tablecloth. And yes, of course I like the fruit! Love your story. Good that the wildlife preserve kept the people available for the wildlife to observe!