Thursday, July 26, 2007

Calle Typica, San Miguel

The first painting I ever did in Mexico. San Miguel de Allende is truly a visual feast and the people were very tolerant of us setting up our easels on the streets. One woman approached Kelley and I one day to see if she could sit for us. (for a fee of course) She did not speak English, I did not speak Spanish, and I was a little skeptical, however, she did sit for us. When Ros joined us, she knew who she was because she offered to sit for her too in the past! Turns out, she appears in the Parroquia scene of "Once Upon a Time in Mexico" as an extra! I no longer have that painting...I'll have to catch her again on my next trip.


Mary Sheehan Winn said...

I wanna go there ;)

Paula Villanova said...

You would really love painting there!

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

Oh, Paula, this brings it right back! And Mary WOULD love painting there. I was working on a SM painting just yesterday! Thanks for bringing it back to me!