A palapa (a Spanish word of Mayan origin, meaning "pulpous leaf") is an open-sided dwelling with a thatched roof made of dried palm leaves. It is very useful in hot weather and, therefore, very common in Mexican beaches, such as in Acapulco. It is perhaps one of the most important architectural contributions of Philippine culture to Mexican West cultures.
Thank you, Wikipedia.
Torres Mazatlan is littered with palapas…in a good way. There's one for dining, one for the bar, one for beach towels, one for tour arranging, one for painting ceramics and a very special one for 30 or 60 minute heavenly massages. As a matter of fact, it's where I had my first-ever massage 11 years ago!
Aaaaanyway. The grounds of the resort are lush with tropical foliage of all shapes and sizes. Pathways of peachy concrete tile link the various locales. Someone familiar with it would know right away I took some liberties here, but that's all part of composing a compelling story with paint. Like my other paintings, the shadows play a starring role. appearing cool and green-blue on the warm grass and walkway. The path and shadow draw the eye to the lightest, though not brightest, element: the breeze-brushed curtains of the Massage Palapa.
Hello! My name is Wendy and I am passionate about oil painting! Whether in the studio or out in Mother Nature, I get lost in the experience of capturing on canvas the moment and the feel of what I am painting. I pour my love and energy into every single piece of artwork and I hope it shows! This blog is a place where I can use words to talk about art, painting, life, faith, things that make me laugh, and things that inspire. I love every response, so don't be shy about leaving a comment...