I recently returned from a stupendous week in Oaxaca, Mexico with the Paint Oaxaca! group, led by Kathie Vezzani and Ana Elena Martinez. The teachers were Judy Wise and Katie Kendrick, with a special afternoon's class from our "guest artist," Karen Cole, who was also a member of the group.
|Karen Cole sketching at Santo Domingo, Oaxaca|
|Facade of Santo Domingo de Guzman, Oaxaca|
|Judy Wise strolling near Santo Domingo|
One of the unexpected perks of any Mexican visit, to my mind, is stumbling onto a parade or celebration. We saw several of theses colorful, loud, exciting gatherings during out time in Oaxaca. Each one was splendid and happy. I have no idea what they were celebrating and that didn't matter one whit---I was happy to be part of the audience and share in the fun.
|Our happy art tribe|
|my ex voto painting|