Studio travel

This time last year I visited Oaxaca, Mexico for the first time, and I fell in love with the culture, the food, and the beauty of the place. We took a day trip to the nearby archeological site of Monte Alban. I was supposed to be teaching there this November, but you know what happened to that. I miss travel so much, but today my paints and brushes went on a journey with me back to the breathtaking vista from that high plateau. This will have to do for now, right???

30 Comments on “Studio travel”

  1. C Cannon says:

    Wow, great clouds!


  2. sandidureice says:

    This is gorgeous!


  3. Betty says:

    Your watercolors are an inspiration and a challenge! Thank you. I saw Monte Alban first when I was 10 years old. You evoke the area with memory’s resonance.


  4. Linda Murray says:

    Oh wow! Love those clouds, Shari! Quick glance and I thought it was a photo! 👍😁


  5. Bernadette says:

    Love, love love this one! I’m fascinated by clouds so wonderful in autumn skies. You’ve captured the beauty of a fall day. Adding the three figures takes the painting over the top! Beautiful!


  6. Sabiscuit says:

    Shari, how lovely!


  7. Kelly Morrison says:

    This is lovely-I miss being out and about to. I have always wanted to go to Oaxaca-and if nothing else I have learned from Covid it’s to not put your dreams on hold! Keep me on your workshop list- and I want to go to Oaxaca! and to Iceland and Ireland and and …take care of your self. Kelly >


  8. murraylh says:

    Amazing clouds Shari.We’re pretty stuck aren’t we?! I planned a trip to Italy this year…. not to be. We have to find our inspiration close to home for now.LaurieSent via the Samsung Galaxy S9, an AT&T 5G Evolution capable smartphone


    • We sure are stuck, and it’s hard to be self-motivated sometimes. I always feel like I need to see new things, but really I just need to see the same old things in new ways. That helps. Thanks for writing Laurie.


  9. Kay Edgar says:

    Beautiful Sketch as usual Shari. So good our scribbling and dabbing can take us travelling too.


  10. You captured atmosphere beautifully. I was curious, do you offer your paintings for sale or exhibit anywhere in the U.S.?


  11. Denise says:

    All previous comments say it all, this scene is amazing!


  12. Sigh… I was looking forward to visiting those mezcal joints with you. 😉 Oh, and the workshop too, of course.
    This is quite the view. I get a real sense of the space and place.


  13. Lee Kline says:

    Lovely sky scape, Shari.




  14. Laurel Horn says:

    I know it’s a watercolor painting, but it looks like the sun is literally shining in it! I want to be inside the painting. So beautiful, Shari!


  15. Betsy says:

    Magnificent sky painting! Wow! Out of words.


  16. joantav says:

    Awesome dark sky with the light grass!!!


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