This watercolor is based on a photo of breakfast after a whirlwind trip to Mexico City. We set the table with our newly acquired, hand thrown pottery, crooked bowls, a ribbed tea pot and folklore figurines in the early morning sun. I’ve drawn, painted and carved woodcuts of different angles from this scene, and I love the bands of light and shadow around the place settings & across the table.
In this version, after drawing the composition with pencil, I added light washes in layers, one over the other, until the values were right. The cat on the sill & the small mask hanging near the cactus were added as an after thought, while I was laying in the background.
Mexican Breakfast 15 x 21 watercolor on paper