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03 April 2011

Sunday Sketches - more Mexican Sketchbook

I have been sketching a fair bit this week  - preliminary sketches/ideas for paintings, self portraits for an art journal cover and sketchbook pages - but for Sunday Sketches with Blue Chair Diary I thought I'd show a page from my Mexican Sketchbook that I am happy with. (Well I am actually loving the whole thing but I won't show it all today.)

This bird was fascinating to watch. I took several photos as I was watching him and was very impressed when he caught two fish at the same time!


Here are a couple more - the view from our balcony (sans basketball court)... not the greatest sketch but you see how pretty the resort was.


And the beach in late afternoon:


There are still some more to show you and about 8-10 more pages in one state or another of progress.  I wasn't sure if bringing art supplies with me on vacation was a good idea or not, but I am so happy I did!

I'm looking forward to seeing what you did for Sunday Sketches!

27 comments:

  1. It is always a good thing to have art supplies with you. Your sketches are very pretty, I like the soft colors. You captured the bird to a T. I love watching the birds at the beach but haven't figured out out to get them on paper yet.

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  2. I agree with marlene, it's always good to have our supplies with us! I love seeing the different pages here of your trip! You did such a nice job with the colors! sounds like you were very relaxed! I love the beach in the late afternoon - ahhh, so relaxing! enjoy your sunday, eva! xxoo

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  3. Ahhhh... I feel more relaxed just looking at your beautiful resort sketches! What a wonderful sketchbook this must be in it's entirety!

    xo
    Kristin

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  4. enjoyed your Mexican sketches Eva. all the elements of a great vacation.

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  5. Wonderful sketches Eva. It makes me long for my Mexican vacations again. :-)

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  6. Very nicely done. It makes me feel like I was there with you! Very happy you decided to bring your art supplies.

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  7. I think it was an excellent thing to take on holiday! I'll certainly be taking my sketchbook to Greece with me next month.

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  8. I love sketches from life. It looks like a very pretty place for a vacation. Keep sketching! I want to see more next week.

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  9. From the looking at your pictures I'd say you're having one beautiful and peaceful vacation!

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  10. oh your paintings are so relaxing - i am transported - could use a good does of sun!

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  11. each one is wonderful and such great memories I am guessing. Art is a sweet way to remember being somewhere!

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  12. Lovely sketches and I'm glad you took your art supplies with you. Have fun!

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  13. Love these and the first one is just beautiful! I brought my art supplies along on my minibreak, but never cracked open my sketchbook at all, just rested and enjoyed my sweetie!
    you captured some great scenes here, love the soft colors!

    Smiles and hugs
    xo

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  14. very relaxing creations, sweet of you to share them. have a great day!

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  15. I am SO loving your Mexican sketchbook. Peaceful...relaxing...I SO need to be there. Hee :)

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  16. Your sketches will bring you many happy memories years from now. They are wonderful!

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  17. Your sketches are great. I love that lounge chair, it makes me feel relaxed! Thanks for stopping by my blog, and for the sweet comment!

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  18. oh these are lovely. They feel so warm. I would not mind a snooze in that chair :)

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  19. Wow, lovely sketches, and it looks a great place to be! Valerie

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  20. Beautiful sketches. I can imagine you having a good time drawing all these :-)

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  21. Oh I soooooooooooooo want to go there!
    cheers, dana

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  22. Beautiful sketches Eve. You have a lovely view from your balcony, I envy you. A greeting.

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  23. Holiday sketches are usually nice I think. What better time to do art when one is relaxed :)

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  24. I love Mexico ! So inspiring in so many ways, especially in that laid back way of being...
    Love the sketches that bring you back there..

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  25. these paintings are Awesome! may i know the colors used?

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  26. Like these paintings! What kind of blue did you use for that bird?

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  27. Fun sketches and an interesting story about the bird. Looks like a wonderful vacation.

    Thanks for the ss visit.

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Looking forward to hearing from you!