Today was a dream come true for an artist. All day with nothing to do but paint! We docked early in Costa Maya Mexico and the weather was much more pleasant than yesterday. A gentle breeze blew as I had my coffee and plotted my day.
It was still a bit hazy with a tropical quality to the sky. I decided to start with my sketchbook and make some watercolor sky notes. I wrote down my observations for future reference.
Next I took out my pastel kit. I wanted to paint some watercolor skies and add pastel. I didn't bring any pastel paper larger than 2x3 so I used some watercolor paper. Here is a photo of the watercolor followed by my pastel addition.
Tip: I didn't bring anything to protect a larger pastel so I improvised and used the daily ship newsletter as a cover. It worked great in a pinch!
Tomorrow is our last day at sea before returning home. I have s great pastel project planned for my last painting day! Stay tuned.