Turns out there were several other participants and instructors doing the same, so the positive symposium vibes continued for a while longer. It was great to have more quality time with some of the sketchers, getting to know each other a bit better and sketching together.
So between lively lunches and dinners...
|Dinner with KK, Tia and her husband, and Stephanie|
|Dinner with Mona, Martine, Francesca, Jessie and Genine|
We even went on a boat trip on Sunday morning. I didn't sketch much that day. I guess I needed a break from drawing, and I was enjoying the ocean and people so much anyway.
I spent my last morning in Paraty on my own, discovering the city and sketching in my own pace. I found this cute VW Beetle in the harbour and couldn't resist sketching it. It must have belonged to a French fan of the Olympique de Marseille. At least that's what I assumed because it had their logo on it.
|I want one just like that (without the OM sign, though)|
|I love how colourful the houses are in Paraty|
|So many colourful Beetles! I want one now...|
Funny story about the top one without headlights, When I started sketching it, its owner arrived with three little girls and started getting ready to leave. When he saw I was drawing his car, he stayed a bit longer to give me time to finish.
Turns out he was Portuguese and had moved to Paraty a few years ago with his family. His daughter told me that the car was called Marcela.
In the afternoon I went to Jacqueline Guimarães' atelier. I met her during one of the workshops and she invited me to see her work. There was a power outage that day, so Jacqueline decided to close up shop for the day and come for a walk with me.
She took me to different beautiful spots and told me many interesting things about Brazil and life in Paraty.
We wanted to see the sunset from Praia da Jabaquara, but it was getting too cold for us (it was winter after all), so we had to leave early.
|Waiting for the sun to set on Praia da Jabaquara|
|Jacqueline told me that the inhabitants feed them|
Being there with so many other sketchers only made it more fun.