Sunday, February 16, 2020

Another place in Mexico I won’t be seeing (this year)

San Miguel de Allende
Watercolour, oil pastel and marker
©2020 Charlene Brown

The historic Chichimeca War (1540–1590) signalling the beginning of the end of the Spanish Empire, centered in San Miguel.  In the twentieth century, its Baroque/Neoclassical colonial structures have attracted a significant number of foreign artists, writers, retirees and tourists, including many Canadians. It’s been on my bucket list for many years.

In a 2010 VirtualPaintout blog post, I mentioned that I’d avoided painting this church because it looked too difficult (I thought about that sort of thing more back then.)