Lago de Atitlan

We are on a weekend trip with our Guatemalan language school to Lake Atitlan and Chichicastenango. Although we do not have much downtime, I did get in a fast sketch. It shows the small boat we crossed the lake in, and the view back across the lake looking towards Panajachel. The blues in the lake and mountains were incredible and I wanted to catch a bit of it in this sketch.

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14 Responses to Lago de Atitlan

  1. Anonymous says:

    wow! you really caught those blues…. incredible is right! what a wonderful adventure you are on !

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  2. Barbara Raub says:

    Hmmmmm for some reason my comments don’t post………….what a WONDERFUL adventure you are on!!!!

    Absolutely love your line work and color blocking…. In all of these…………..the colors are always so fun and deliberate!

    Are these all gouache ??

    See you soon.

    Have a fabulous trip!

    Blessings

    Barbara

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    • Hi Barbara, I see this one, we will have to figure it out when. I get back. Yes, all gouache, I am traveling with a small sketchbook, a few water brushes, and one small gouache pallet. Thank you so much for commenting!

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  3. petersalamon says:

    I do believe you hit every blue in the rainbow!

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  4. Beverly Barrett says:

    Beautiful place.

    Sent from my iPhone

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  5. AAN GEE says:

    this is so wonderful! the colors! the movement!

    On Sat, Feb 15, 2020 at 9:31 PM, Deliberate Sketching wrote:

    > Sarah Sullivan posted: ” We are on a weekend trip with our Guatemalan > language school to Lake Atitlan and Chichicastenango. Although we do not > have much downtime, I did get in a fast sketch. It shows the small boat we > crossed the lake in, and the view back across the lake lo” >

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  6. karina says:

    There’s a place in my house for this one… just saying.

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  7. equinoxio21 says:

    Your art brings back memory. How did you find Chichicastenango? Out of this world?

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    • Although it is a place that is very much itself, there was also something about it that reminded me of Mexico from the late 50’s when I was a small child. I couldn’t put words to it, or for that matter, a sketch to it, but I had such feelings of déjà vu. I got a few lines of a sketch from the second floor of the vegetable market and have been thinking of its colors and shapes ever since. Maybe I will finish it this week.

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      • equinoxio21 says:

        Mexico in the late 50’s as a child? 🙂 (I was in Africa then…) Must have been quite an experience. Did you write about it?
        Now Guatemala and the South of Mexico, Chiapas in particular are really one country. Same people (Maya-Quiché) The accent in Spanish is very similar across the border. Look forward to your sketch.

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