I see that I have not posted for an entire month. In fact, while I have not been doing any painting for portrait work, just some sketching, I have been busy with other pursuits.
At the beginning of the month we spent a week in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. We've traveled there several times, because we crave sunshine during gloomy January, and for the whales in Banderas Bay, for the interesting art galleries and for the food. It is also fine to be able to walk outside without bundling up for the cold or worrying about slipping on ice.
This time we made it a priority to try new places to eat, a little off the beaten path. I found myself falling in love with all sorts of tacos, pork carnitas, fish, barbeque shrimp. All were delicious.
We've been back for a while now , and the sun already feels like it was long ago. I've been busy with mundane things since we returned - replacing my nearly dead iMac and printer, figuring out how to use the new equipment, and purging parts of my wardrobe that no longer fit or are useful.
What follows is a handful of photos from the trip to Mexico. Maybe I can figure out a way to incorporate some of them into paintings.