Friday, June 5, 2009

Looking down from Garita 11"x14"

When I went to San Miguel de Allende, we stayed at Casa Schuck a couple of times which is at the bottom of Garita which is pretty steep. The last time we went, we booked too late and had to stay at Casa Cordelli whichi is owned by the same folks but is WAYYY up the hill. It was really nice but I love the locale of Casa Schuck...especially when dragging painting stuff along, but I guess that all depends on where you're painting.

17 comments:

Carolann said...

I always like seeing your buildings with their colours and shapes.

Marian Fortunati said...

This is so perfect!!

I LOVE your version of this scene.. It makes the magic colors of this city even more beautiful!!

I have been working on a scene from a bit further up the hill but after seeing Frank Gardner's version and NOW YOURS, I may have to give it up.

THIS IS GORGEOUS, Paula!!!!!!!!

Paula Villanova said...

Thanks Carolann...and I always like checking out your fantastic landscapes! ...and Marian...NO WAY!!! You have to finish yours...it is such a great scene there and I'll bet your version rocks!

Michelle said...

Paula, This is such a beautiful and colorful cityscape! Amazing work!

Vern Schwarz said...

What a festive looking town thanks to your wonderful colours. Great job on this Paula.

Manon Doyle said...

This is so beautiful Paula! I'm always so impressed with your work!

Paula Villanova said...

Thanks Michelle, Verne, and Manon...the city itself is not only full of color itself, the colors change depending on what time of day it is! When Kelley and I ate dinner on a rooftop in the center of town, the painted exterior walls around us changed with the setting sun...and the mountain vistas...I only hope I can get back there next winter! Thanks for visiting!

Pat said...

Great color in this painting and I really like the abstract feel.

Deborah Ross said...

WOW, this feels like I'm standing on the highest level around, and the view is beautiful. As always, I love your palette.

A place meant only for me said...

Wow. it seems like a palace to me and you have used a great mix of colors too. All your landscapes are also wonderful..

Paula Villanova said...

Thanks Pat, Deb, and welcome Gaurav!

eLIZabeth Floyd said...

Hi, I love the colors and the point of view of this one. Being up hill on this trip seems to have had a great benefit, you were able to paint this scene and your paint supplies were already up the hill with you.

Have a nice evening, Liz

Katie May said...

Great perspective, shapes, and colors. So many angles. This is wonderful!

Paula Villanova said...

Nice to hear from you Liz and Katie...thanks for stopping by!

L.Holm said...

Wow! phenomenal view. And equally phenomenal painting, Paula! love it!

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

You are masterful with this kind of composition. Beautiful color harmony. I love it.

TERI REES WANG said...

I am a huge "San Miguel" fan!
...a magical place and I cannot wait to return..often.
We did a walk through Casa Schuck, and it was lovely.

We stayed around the corner at Casa Quetzal (the Pheonix)

The owner is a painter from Texas.

I have photos but have not even begun to think about how I might transfer those images to paint.

Well done!