I have been busy since returning from Oaxaca with paintings it inspired. These are pastels, an acrylic and an oil painting. Nice memories of that wonderful state high in the mountains.
This morning I took a tour of the central fire station in Playa del Carmen located on the highway near Calle 34 with Brian Borgesson who founded the fire department. There was an old tank truck (essential as there are no fire hydrants in Playa), a ladder truck, several SUV’s, a modern kitchen, a bunk room and everywhere boots and running gear ready to be stepped into when needed.
I had been asked to make paintings of the first firehouse, a one room structure with telephone box out front, and the current central station (one of four in Playa). The paintings were hung near the entrance and the firemen I met were proud of the facility and the accomplishments they have achieved.
Recently showing these paintings here in Mexico and realized I had not posted them on my website. All three of these are from Merida, a lovely Colonial City, which I visit often walking the streets with camera in hand for hours and hours. They are all oil on canvas. The Virgin of Guadalupe Hotel is large, 48″ X 36″ and the Pink Hotel is 39″ X 32″. The Gold and Brown Hotel is 23″ X 18″ but is already sold.
I am having a wonderful time painting the incredible colors of Mexico and enjoying the warmth of the climate and people.