A little art every day seems to go a long long way.
Draw some lines here fast and free,
a splash of color and it's a memory.
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Peru and Machu Picchu
I was lucky enough to spend four days in Peru on my way to the Galapagos. The smears of color are pigments for dying the wool from llamas and alpacas. The horizontal line is crushed beetles and the vertical lines of color are made by using different liquids to make the various pigments.
Two of my days in Peru were spend up at Machu Picchu which is magical. Our first day was rainy and cloudy with wonderful mist coming and going. The second day was bright and sunny with blue skies. I was able to do some sketching the second day along with more exploring of this fabulous place.
After Machu Picchu we spend a day in Cusco, visiting more sights and some museums. It was great to learn so much about the Inca, an amazing people. It was a beautiful trip with great sights, wonderful people and fantastic food. Very inspirational!
Robert Bateman 6" x 12"
Pen and Watercolor