Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Virtual Paintout in San Miguel de Allende

Revueltas, San Miguel de Allende

Watercolour and marker

©2010 Charlene Brown

This month, the Virtual Paintout is in San Miguel de Allende, a delightful and historic town north-west of Mexico City. Thousands of artists from all over the world have visited San Miguel, and a huge number of them have stayed to live there, painting and teaching in the vibrant international art colony.

At first I maneuvered around downtown to find the best shot at the much-photographed (and hundreds-of-times-painted Cathedral de San Miguel de Allende. But then, figuring that everybody would be doing that (and noticing that it looked really hard to paint) I began my very enjoyable cruise around the residential areas, eventually selecting this view. Here’s a link to it (You have to pan left to include the street.)