Sunday, March 29, 2009

Another Gaucho Woman

"Mujer de Gaucho 2"
Watercolor, 13.5" x 20"

While in South America, I painted a gaucho woman dancing in a modest sized format from snapshots I took of gaucho dancers . You can see the first sketch here: http://mary-artadventures.blogspot.com/2009/02/south-american-art. My second one has a bit different background and lighting. I will be showing this piece in the Silicon Valley Open Studios.

We are having glorious California days and I want to get out and a take some photos of the wild flowers. Yesterday we took our bicycle class on a 50K ride along the valley's eastern hills. They were so green in the sunshine. Later they will turn golden (as we like to call them); think raw sienna or ochra. I should have brought my camera along. Today I had to spend some time buying a dress for Bob's daughter Jamie's wedding, so hiking the hills is not possible today. However, I was pleased with the speed with which I found the dress, as I am not a shopper.

4 comments:

Sheila said...

very pretty... and so lucky you got to see her in person!

Mary Paquet said...

Thanks, Sheila. Yes, a real bonus to see the person doing the dance and to get photos of her.

Megha Chhatbar said...

This is lovely...Very creative Mary! love your work...:) Keep visiting m blog...

Mary Paquet said...

Thanks, Megha. I left you a comment. Love your colorful drawings.