We are next-door neighbors and dear friends and have been painting capillas in the campo around San Miguel de Allende for the last five years and have just recently (March, 2019) started to paint the lovely gardens of San Miguel de Allende. We find the process of plein air painting fun, meditative and a socially acceptable addiction.
If it’s a Friday, and we are both in San Miguel, I can assure you that we are painting. Both of us can complete watercolor sketches quickly, so two or two-and-a-half hours on site are usually all we need. The paintings featured on this blog are these plein air watercolor sketches. Sometimes, when the architecture or lighting proves difficult, one of us might repaint a scene from photographs.
Linda Whynman My husband, Saul, and I retired to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, over 12 years ago from New York. I have been involved in art and art education my entire professional career. I taught art from kindergarten to masters degree programs and was the Arts in Education Director in New York state bringing arts-related programs from New York City to upstate schools. My areas of media expertise include watercolor and computer graphics.
In addition to these plein air outings, I am teaching watercolor painting and exhibiting at the Galleria San Francisco in Fabrica Aurora.
Lorie Topinka A science educator and administrator in my previous life, I am now happily retired here in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, and for last seven years have been spending more time dabbling in watercolors and pastels with my first pastel exhibit in January 2019.
I am a self-taught artist and have taken numerous art classes and workshops over the last 17 or 18 years. Art, botany, history, and sustainability continue to be life long interests.