On the rocks: sketching in Quepos, part twoPosted: December 31, 2014
For our second day of sketching the group expanded. Isabel and I were joined on the sea wall by Julia and Eva. Painting on the rocks always makes me a bit nervous, since I imagine my good brushes tumbling down into the crevasses and me not being able to retrieve them. For that reason, I took one brush out at a time and put it back in the case before taking out another one. A bit neurotic for sure but I left with as many brushes as I started with.
It was a beautiful scene to paint. Clouds merging with distant mountains, layers of greenery both warm and cool, a row of light coloured buildings with bright accents and some turquoise water. It’s the kind of setup I always seek out but seldom find.
Of course there was a customary coffee break after the rock sketch — we are in Costa Rica, after all — and then a second sketch on a side street where we sat in the shade of a giant Costa Rican Christmas tree and faced a row of shops and bars. I loved my Quepos sketchcrawl so thanks to Julia and Isabel and Eva for the hospitality!