My wife, friends and myself spent a week in Zihuatanejo (Zihua), Mexico for a little R&R. We stayed in a timeshare resort that was right on the beach a short walk from the town center. As you can see, while others read in their lounge chair, I brought out my pens, brushes and the acuarelas (watercolors).
Over the eight days, I ended up with 16 sketches. Mostly I spent as much time as I wanted to capture the scene, but occasionally I had only a few minutes while the rest of my party was shopping in a small local shop. Hope you enjoy the series as much as I enjoyed spending my vacation time sketching in a small Mexican beach town. This would be a great place for the annual symposium if it could be held in April/May rather than July.
Also thanks to Jane, I had the Urban Sketchers Manifesto in Spanish so that I could share with the locals what I was up to. I enjoyed the interaction with the people as they shared their home town with me. Gracias!
|Cruise Ship in the Bay|
|Hobie Cats waiting for a customer|
|Hot afternoon poolside|
|Local beach community of Playa La Gatas|
|Bay view from favorite restaurant (Zihuatanejo across bay)|
|Playa La Ropa|
|First evening dinner on the beach|
|Small shops in Zihau|
|Local parish church with local traffic policeman|
|View from our bedroom terrace|
|Rocks at Playa La Madera|
|Building covered with stuffed trophy fish|
|Local fishing fleet in Zihua|
|The flea market shops in Zihua|
|Women sitting and talking in plaza|
|View from our unit of Playa La Ropa|