Just around the corner from where we stayed in San Miguel de Allende
is the public outdoor lavanderia
just below the stairs leading uphill to the historical El Chorro
building. This was my first real plein air painting in more than just watercolors. We were surrounded by dozens of Mexican schoolchildren who watched with interest as our paintings took shape in a short time. About one hour is all you can really work when the sun is moving in real time and casting shadows.
Oils sticks on canvas panel, 12 x 16 inches