October 6, 2012

A Landscape View From our Vacation in Mexico Last year

"View of Tulum"
18" x 24" (45.7 cm x 61 cm)
Acrylic on Stretched Canvas, Framed

Last year we went to the Riviera Maya, and it was the first family vacation for the four of us ever, unless you count when we go to Italy to see our folks, but that's home, different from a full blown vacation.
We had a wonderful time, and I took several photos. This is one of my favorites and I have wanted to paint it ever since.

Finally I completed the painting. It took me a while, I got frustrated and I set the painting aside for several weeks, and then brought it out again to continue painting with fresh eyes.

Seeing it next to the photo, it looks quite different, starting from the sand that is not as white, but when I tried to paint it clear, the big light area was getting too much attention, distracting from the rocks and the ancient building, which I wanted to be the center of interest. So I darkened the sand and changed few things accordingly.
Looking back it was a fun process, and the thing that makes me happier about this painting is recognizing how much I learned doing it. :)

Prints Available

How would you like to hang a print of this view in your home?
The original painting is still available, or you can have it printed any size of your choice and on any support. Check it out!

This sounds like an appropriate quote to close today:

"The journey is the reward."
~Chinese Proverb
Example of how a framed print would look like

1 comment:

  1. Hello Robie:) Wow this does me thinking of Hawaii. The colors in your painting are so much warmer than the cool colors of the photo. I really like your painting much more!


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