New notecards have arrived and are now available for purchase in my shop. I now have 8 images and two sizes of cards, (4.25" x 5.5") and (5" x 7"). I also have a limited number of postcards of the Small but Important Things in Cuba to Know drawing.
This was an amazingly detailed and carved wooden door that I came across on the main shopping street, Calle Obispo, in Habana Vieja, Cuba. Part of the attraction aside from the ornateness, was how tall and incredibly narrow it was. No grand pianos or sofas are going through that!
Fruit and vegetables are often sold in Havana off of bicycle carts similar to these. The sellers seem to have their regular spots as well. On different days and on different trips, I would spot the same people in the same spots. The fruit here looked gorgeous!
A pineapple is good and a bag of pineapples is better, especially if there is fresh juice being made with them. The only problem is the needing to carry them up four or five flights of stairs daily. This is part of daily life in Havana, Cuba.
Everywhere I looked in Habana Vieja, there was some interesting detail to explore. It could be a person, an almendron (one of those old American cars), architectural details, urban decay, beautiful color, daily living. This one drawing has all of that. Just on an ordinary street.
The woman here had her eyes closed and had her face turned up to the sun. There was lovely light and interesting angles inside this castle or fort. The stone work was fabulous!
This is a work in progress from Habana Vieja and the Castillo de la Real Fuerza. There are lots of lovely shades and nuances in the stones and I thought I'd play with stippling in some texture before I added color.
I started this drawing one morning in Habana Vieja. It was a drawing morning for the art group I was with. There was so much to see and people to watch. The drawing ended up being more an exercise in detail watching. So much fun!
I found these lovely pink cosmos up in a rooftop planter at the casa particular I was staying at in Habana Vieja, Cuba. I'm pretty sure they are not native flowers to Cuba, but they seem to be thriving in the Cuban climate. This was just a quick sketch with a simple color wash or two of watercolor.