Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Last Sketches from Mexico

Here is the last posting for my trip to Patcuaro, Mexico. We took a boat ride to Isle Janitzio. Instead of a sketchwalk we did a sketch boat ride. This page is things I saw from the boat. It was a lovely sunny day and a great place to sketch.
Bits and pieces of a day in Patzcuaro. The big copper pot was actually on the side of the street and was full of carnitas in the making. The inside was a beautiful copper and the outside was charred black, it was the best pot, seasoned to perfection. The little couple were leaving with their purchase of flowers.
Cheryl and I were lucky to come across some traditional dancing at the town auditorium one night. There were wonderful murals filling all the walls and so the next day we went back and sat in the cool building and sketched some of the wonderful images.
These two lovely ladies graced the reception desk at our posada. I couldn't leave without them in my sketchbook This was a fabulous trip with a wonderful group of new friends. We had many great experiences and fun times. Great meals, cervezas, taquilla, taxi rides, shopping, exploring, creating, laughing and sharing. Thanks to you all, you added greatly to my trip. Mari and Deek, you are the best!

Robert Bateman 6" x 9" Sketchbook
Pen and Watercolor and a little Pastel

12 comments:

Lisa Reed said...

I am spending some time looking at your wonderful pages from Mexico. I cannot single out one thing to comment on without shorting the rest. Every page is a feast! What a wonderful trip!
Lisa

winna said...

I am in awe of what you accomplished with your sketches---so many things and so much the colorness of it all. You have the right touch with your materials to do this type of journaling. Bravo!!

Sandy said...

Absolutely Fabulous sketch journal pages - A Treasure!

Shirley said...

A wonderful, interesting, and memorable collection of travel sketchbook pages. I loved seeing all of them and could just feel your interest and excitement in all aspects of the culture you were seeing. Thanks for sharing them with us.

Margaret Ann said...

I so agree with Lisa...another festive feast for the eyes here! Love the little collaged elements included here as well! Great work...I always enjoy my time visiting you! :)

Barbara Weeks said...

Great pages!

BMoon said...

Wonderful travel journal! Wow...i'm inspired.

john.p said...

You're in fine form! All the entries work well on their own and collectively. I'll be back again to digest more.

Trish said...

I not only loved the sketches of your Mexico trip but I browsed your trip to Astoria as well. wonderful work and I feel as though I was drinking in the atmosphere with you. Your sketches are inspirational.

artista said...

MY FAVORITE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Margaret Ann said...

I am celebrating you today with a little award on my blog...WooHoo!:) Pop on over when and pick it up if you like! :)

kazumiwannabe said...

All your page about Mexico are wonderful! You must have had fun doing these, they're great. I especially love those about Dia de los Muertos and all the beautiful details you drew.