Sunday, January 27, 2013

On our cruise last month, the first stop was Cabo San Lucas. This is the view we had from the ship before we were tendered into shore.  We were only there for a short time and in hindsight I wish we had taken a water taxi to this adorable little beach between these rocks.  Instead we went to the marina where the tender dropped us off. It was very crowded and noisy with lots of vendors offering everything from cheap t-shirts to cheap bracelets.  We did have some cheap beer and chips and salsa, but I felt a little harassed and anxious by the end.
I always want to sketch my travels but I frequently get overwhelmed by the details.  For this one, I reminded myself that I didn't have to add every crack and crag in the rock, or every tiny bit of vegetation clinging tenaciously to the slope. I really wanted to try to get those soft, wispy horizontal clouds and the sunlit sands. I didn't obsess over the details, and I think that I like it.
Watercolors in the HandBook sketch book.

4 comments:

Aga Gasiniak said...

Very nice and warm painting. Thank you for sharing

Netty said...

Lovely travel page for your journal.
Happy PPF, Annette x

Cathy Holtom said...

Looks lovely!

rrARTz said...

great job!