Thursday, March 27, 2008

Window Into Monte Alban

28" x 20" Transparent Watercolor

We had a small earthquake last night around 1am or so, and I don't know why but it must have brought up some old memories. As a result, I started thinking about our trip to Monte Alban and the ancientness of it.
When we were walking around the ruins, a white hawk kept circling us and a few hummingbirds would hover around just following as we took in the beauty. On the south side we found this open rectangular depression that must have been some large building and in the corner there was this "window". It was so intriguing that I knew one day I would paint it. I actually didn't notice the patterns on the stones until I drew it out.
This was a magical place and I am so glad we went there. I hope to go back one day and visit even more of the ruins in the area.

8 comments:

The Lone Beader said...

I love discovering magical places like that, and it is wonderful that you painted your memory there. :)

Dawn said...

Very nice Pablo! Magic!

Lee's River/Zlatovyek said...

the watercolor is magical in itself. There's great depth, texture and a sense of mystery to it.

Joanne said...

Congratulations on the TWSA entry! That is quite an accomplishment! I like how you have treated the rocks in this painting. It was quite clever to include the crack in the large rock to draw us right into the "cave". The colors you chose make me long for hot weather - it looks like that day was still and hot.

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

Beautiful.
Thanks for coming over to visit my fake Hopper ;)

Jelaine Faunce said...

Goodness, how do you do it? Every time you paint something so amazing. I can't even begin to imagine how to approach these subjects and do them justice. You capture so much with your work. Again, amazing.

John "little like sand" said...

That white hawk was there to watch over you brother. The little hummingbirds made sure you didn`t miss this wonderful place. They worry about things like that. Beautiful work.
The only time I get concerned is when the vultures are circling over me. I know then that it`s time to rest.

Don Gray said...

A fine painting, full of mysterious power and light.