Saturday, December 22, 2012

Mineral de Pozos, Guanajuato, MEXICO

9x12" Minerlal de Pozos was an important mining town, now is a ghost town, declared by the Mexican goverment as a Magical Town for turists to visit. 
Parish of San Pedro Apostol. View from Melchor Ocampo Street.

9x12" Old Mining Company Store or Tienda de Raya (Store of Line). It was a credit store, located next to the mines where workers were forced to make their purchase. Most of workers were illiterate and in the logbook payroll, workers put a line instead of a signature. Owners used to live on the second floor.

9x12" 25 feet hight cactus, in the Main Square of Mineral de Pozos town. These giants cactus are  everywhere, part of the landscape in town and nearby.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

National Museum of Masks, San Luis Potosi, MEX

5x8" I went to the National Museum of Mask in San Luis Potosi city, Mexico. This is a museum  with a a great variety of masks, the illustrated here are Mexicans. I sketched them there for about 2 hours, then a took pictures as a referecne to watercolor them later. I had a chance to draw with no interruptions. The museum was almost empty and it was Sunday!!!