Sandra Speight Watercolors

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I love watercolor’s translucency, its ability to be layered, allowing patches of underlying color to be seen—much like one can glimpse the color history of the weathered buildings of Colonial Mexico and the inherent colors of the cobblestones as layers wear away.  I use both dry brush and wet-on-wet techniques to build layers of color.  The fluidity of watercolor is both challenging and exciting and lends itself beautifully to scenes of nature, city, and my favorite subjects:  the people and streets of Mexico.

I divide my time in two different worlds, living half of the year in San Miguel de Allende in Central Mexico and the other half of the year in Northern California, USA.  Both countries are inspirations for my watercolors.

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