Could you remember my visit to Mexico last summer (2013) I make a post about this place
Well Last March I made this painting and I forgot to publish the post. Finally it is here for you.
I finished it the morning Grandma went to Heaven. That evening I flew to Mexico to say good by to her.
I hope you like it.
For long time I wanted a painting of some Nochebuenas or Poinsettias to decorate my walls for Christmas and winter time; back in January I painted this single one as a gift.
Watercolor in Archers paper 140 lb 15"x22".
Here a slideshow of the work in progress.
I hope you like my Nochebuenas as much as I do.
Visiting Mexico I found a park full of Magnolia trees, these are some of my favorite flowers because they remind me of the time we lived in Palo Alto, California.
At that time I was not painting so I never got a good picture of these flowers.
I'm so happy to be painting again, this is my first painting after the long break. I love flowers as you know and I'm happy with the final product.
Tepotzotlan is a city and municipality in the Mexico state of Mexico. it is located 40 km northeast of Mexico City.
The town became a major educational center during the colonial period when the Jesuits established the College of San San Francisco Javier (1580-1914)
This is the Tepotzotlan Cathedral, now part of the Museum of Viceroyalty of New Spain
My family enjoys to visit museums and this one was one of the best, we learn a lot and we loved the architecture.
Since 2010 the Former College of San Francisco Javier Camino Real de Tierra Adentro is part of UNESCO's World Heritage Sites.
Have a nice day.
One of the treasures I got back with me from Mexico was all this Amate paper.
The word Amate derives from "amati," the Nahuatl word for paper. The paper is created from the bark of the Amate "wild fig tree", the nettle tree and the mulberry tree, each possessing a different tone of color, ranging from coffee browns to silvery whites.
I didn't visit the town where they made this paper but it is in my list of destinations for my next trip to Mexico.
You can click on this You tube video on how they made Amate paper
All my collection of beautiful Amate Bark Paper.
So so far I had used the paper to made the covers of my sketch book and this boxes.
I used already made wood boxes, Amate paper in brown, PVA glue and heavy body acrylic paintings.
Have a wonderful day.
This is one of my favorite places even do my mom hates it, just because it is always crowded.
I love it because the smell of the food, all the colors and how the people present the fruits and vegetables to the costumers.
Is in that beautiful, all the colors and variety of produce.
These are chili peppers, moles and condiments for the Mexican cuisine.
Some chicken and corn.
Could you found the three variety of bananas on the picture?
Yammy tunas fruit, a fruit from the cactus plant, some call it cactus apple or prickly pears.
Could you believe it? less than $2 US dollars for a kilogram of mangoes!
I just love ti!
Finally the butcher, My oldest daughter was in shock to see all the insides of the animals and the hanging pig heads. Not so fun and smelly, I confess I do not eat any of that.
I hope you can enjoy as much as I do the colorful market.
Have a nice day.
Finally almost everything gets back to normal, we came back from our summer vacation to Mexico ten days ago and today my husband went back to work. We spent five wonderful weeks in Mexico and now is time to go back to normal life.
First, a picture from the airplane. This is a view of Monterrey City, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. It is special because it is where my mom's family lives.
Our first visit was to a little town in Mexico State, called Villa del Carbon. It is about an hour of traveling north west from my parent's home.
I love this place, it is so colorful and traditional. I hope you could get inspired with this pictures as much as I did.
Have a nice day.