Friday, March 11, 2011
This is the view across the courtyard at Delphinia’s store in downtown Mayto. That yard is a hardware store from which they sell building supplies. While I was sitting here painting this Delphinia’s son Gerardo was rebuilding the masonry planter just to my right. That’s what that pile of rubble is down in the right corner.
Thursday, March 10, 2011
This is the view as you approach the water on the main street in Tehua. I did this sketch in 2008, before they put up the shark (yes, a giant plastic Jaws-style shark) on a pole, now in the middle of this view.
This is a view of the front of El Rinconcito, a little hotel on the beach at Mayto. That’s Fernando in the foreground, holding up his granddaughter Delisa to get a better view of the mythical Tortuga of Guadalupe rising up behind it. I did this sketch in 2009 or 2010.
Sea turtles lay their eggs on the beach at Mayto, but many eggs are taken by humans and animals for food. There is a Turtle Camp at Mayto Beach where eggs are protected and the baby turtles are released into the ocean.
Learn more about their Rancho Sol y Mar at their website. Above is my painting of their house and the view out to the Pacific, from 2008.