|Iglesia de Santa Ana © Sue Pownall 2011|
|Sol y Son restaurant. A6 sketchbook. © Sue Pownall 2011|
The next morning after another heavy morning downpour, I stopped at the Pelanque de Los Congas Reales to see a group that play rumba, African rhythms, and have a troupe of dancers too. Unfortunately, I planned the page to have musicians top left then dancers below bottom right, but got too distracted by watching the show that I didn't draw the dancers.
|Tonadas Trinitarias. Pencil in A3 © Sue Pownall 2011|
|© Sue Pownall 2011|
The following day was the fiesta for the official end of summer and I went to the beach to see how the Cubans did it. The answer with lots of live music, dancing, beers, rum and laughter.
|On the beach. © Sue Pownall 2011|
Having skipped another day of drawing in order to have a dance class, I went out the next two consecutive mornings to draw. On the first I did a painting of the main square, which was dreadful, and then the following morning I wandered to the outskirts of town and inked and painted these dwellings (above) taking about an hour and a half. As this was a poorer part of town I did have several people begging for money, pencils or soap, however most people just said a cheerful hello asked who I was and what I was doing.
|Near Ermita de la Popa. A3 pen & watercolour. © Sue Pownall 2011|