Journey Around The World – Machu Picchu, Peru

Travel Sketching, Trip Around the World 2013

A Day To Remember At Machu Picchu                July 13, 2013

We boarded a bus this morning at 5:30 am, a short ride to the top of the steep mountain road where Machu Picchu is.  We arrived just as the sun was coming up, and we were able to see an amazing view over the valley.

As an artist I felt like a little kid having a birthday; the opportunity to paint and sketch in a place like this does not happen as often as I would like. The day went by rather quickly and I managed to get a couple of watercolor sketches done.  I also took a lot of reference photo’s in the hope that I would be able to paint some pictures back in my studio.

The sketches I have posted here were all done in my studio almost a year after visiting Machu Picchu.  Sometimes I will do multiple sketches together on one page.  I find that making a collage of pictures together makes a good trip souvenir and is a fun way to do preliminary drawings.