Canadian artist living in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.This is a blog about my life, my travels and my work.....

20th April 2014

Photoset with 20 notes

Garden, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico by Keith Miller
Grease pencil, collage, 12cm by 17cm

Planter Palm, Pt. Vallarta, Mexico
Oil pastel, approx. 30cm by23cm

The top drawing is a quick study done in the same sketchbook as all of these April postings. I returned to the same garden to do a more elaborate drawing of a palm (in oil pastel over a chalk pastel ground color).

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19th April 2014

Photoset with 25 notes

Hotel Garden, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico by Keith Miller
Grease pencil, collage, 12cm by 17cm

Planter Palm, Pt. Vallarta, Mexico
Chalk pastel, sepia, oil pastel, 32cm by 24cm

The top drawing is a quick sketch done on a partly collaged page of the sketchbook.
On the same trip I did the lower, larger drawing using oil pastel and sepia over a loose chalk pastel background.

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18th April 2014

Photoset with 20 notes

Marina, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico by Keith Miller
Graphite, 17cm by 12cm

Below: The Yacht Race, Pt. Vallarta
Oil pastel over watercolor wash, 30cm by 23cm

Top sketch was done with a 6B pencil; indulging my interest in ships and the sea. Below, done on the same stay in Puerto Vallarta, another “marine” piece executed while sitting on the beach, (Playa de Oro) which is nearby the marina described in the top sketch.

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17th April 2014

Photoset with 20 notes

Chico’s Paradise, near Pt. Vallarta, Mexico by Keith Miller
Grease pencil over watercolor wash, 17cm by 12cm.

Below: Cafe, Playa de Oro, Pt Vallarta
Oil pastel over watercolor wash

It was on this short stay on the Mexican coast that I really started to experiment with using oil pastel and sepia over very loose watercolor washes. The washes were done the day before without regard to what subject I might find to draw the following day.
The lower drawing was done in a larger sketch pad- about 30cm by23cm. and were a logical extension of some of the work done in the smaller book, above.

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16th April 2014

Photoset with 22 notes

Planter Palm, Near Los Muertos Beach, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico by Keith Miller
Oil pastel, colored pencil, 12cm by 17cm

Below: Bridge on Los Muertos Beach, Puerto Vallarta
Graphite, 12cm by 17cm

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15th April 2014

Photoset with 14 notes

Los Muertos Beach, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico by Keith Miller
Watercolor, sepia, oil pastel, 12cm by 17cm

Playa de Oro, Pt. Vallarta, Mexico
Oil pastel, 12cm by 17cm

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14th April 2014

Photoset with 16 notes

Torre de una Iglesia, Zacatecas, Mexico by Keith Miller
Watercolor, oil pastel, 12cm by 17cm

Below: Policia, Zacatecas, Mexico
Graphite, 12cm by 17cm.

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13th April 2014

Photo with 45 notes

Plaza del Carmen, San Luis de Potosi, Mexico by Keith Miller
Grease pencil, watercolor, 24cm by 17cm.

Sometimes I use a so-called grease pencil-  the kind of instrument used to write on glass or plastic.
It turns out that it works well on paper too, although you need to remember to use a spray fixative to ‘seal’ the surface. This drawing was done over a loose sepia watercolor wash.

Plaza del Carmen, San Luis de Potosi, Mexico by Keith Miller
Grease pencil, watercolor, 24cm by 17cm.

Sometimes I use a so-called grease pencil- the kind of instrument used to write on glass or plastic.
It turns out that it works well on paper too, although you need to remember to use a spray fixative to ‘seal’ the surface. This drawing was done over a loose sepia watercolor wash.

Tagged: Keith MillerMexicotravel sketchessketchbook

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12th April 2014

Photo with 19 notes

Plaza de San Francisco, San Luis Potosi, Mexico by Keith Miller
Oil pastel, 17cm by 24cm.

Plaza de San Francisco, San Luis Potosi, Mexico by Keith Miller
Oil pastel, 17cm by 24cm.

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11th April 2014

Photo with 14 notes

Plaza de las Armas, San Luis Potosi, Mexico by Keith miller
Oil pastel, colored pencil, 24cm by 17cm

Plaza de las Armas, San Luis Potosi, Mexico by Keith miller
Oil pastel, colored pencil, 24cm by 17cm

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