Then moved to the pelicans at the beach (which I found quite difficult to do)...
But now I've hit my stride with the ruined buildings which are everywhere here. To my mind the water colour medium works well for these crumbling old buildings. I'm going to keep taking photos of them so I can continue painting even after we get home.
The one below is peeking through a rusted grate to the interior of a fabulous old hacienda.
Many of the windows look into emptiness where the roof has collapsed and trees and shrubs are growing up in what was the interior.
Sadly most of these buildings will never be restored, although we're seeing some signs of interest in recuperating those that still have a roof.
These painting are very different from the abstracts I've been doing at home and I find them very relaxing to work on.