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Impressions of Peru in Watercolor

I have been trying to draw paint something in my journal every day. Some times I succeed, sometimes, not so much. Fortunately, the no page days are made up for by three page days, so I still feel good about my progress. Not every page needs its own post, however, so here are a few all in one go. If you would hi he me to elaborate on any one image, please feel free to ask.

 

I was sitting in Plaza de Armas in Central Lima with Marin and a friend when I saw this couple. I am starting to think a little bit more aboutsaw this couple. I am starting to think a little bit more about composition with my people watching.
I was sitting in Plaza de Armas in Central Lima with Marin and a friend when I saw this couple. I am starting to think a little bit more aboutsaw this couple. I am starting to think a little bit more about composition with my people watching.
As we were coming into Mira flores by cab, we were stopped at this huge intersection. Out of nowhere, this guy jumps out into the street, tosses his hat down, busts a few windmills, stands upI and walks off before the cars can get going again. So cool!
As we were coming into Mira flores by cab, we were stopped at this huge intersection. Out of nowhere, this guy jumps out into the street, tosses his hat down, busts a few windmills, stands upI and walks off before the cars can get going again. So cool!
On a walk from Mira flores to Barranio, we stopped at this cute little cafe by what looked like a school. 'loved the umbrellas and had to sketch them.
On a walk from Mira flores to Barranio, we stopped at this cute little cafe by what looked like a school. ‘loved the umbrellas and had to sketch them.
Met this Venezuelan guy named Daniel at our first hostel in Huanchaco. I tried painting him from memory which reminded me have very difficult that is to do.
Met this Venezuelan guy named Daniel at our first hostel in Huanchaco. I tried painting him from memory which reminded me have very difficult that is to do.
The "My Friend" hostel in Huanchaco had this cafe with these really cool tables with shells and sand under glass. I painted this while waiting for lunch.
The “My Friend” hostel in Huanchaco had this cafe with these really cool tables with shells and sand under glass. I painted this while waiting for lunch.
For practice, I thought I would sketch the faces of people around me. The kid on the right kept moving around like crazy.
For practice, I thought I would sketch the faces of people around me. The kid on the right kept moving around like crazy.
Vivid color! I realize I tend to paint in muted tones and so I focused on punching up my color here. The base tones are the pure color from the palette, minimally diluted.
Vivid color! I realize I tend to paint in muted tones and so I focused on punching up my color here. The base tones are the pure color from the palette, minimally diluted.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 thoughts on “Impressions of Peru in Watercolor

  1. […] One of my wife, Adri’s watercolors. She is documenting our trip through her art. […]

    1. 🙂 Thanks, love!

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