Sunday, 3 October 2010

Painting Quilotoa

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Arriving at the remote outpost of Quiotoa, we found ourselves accommodation in one of the cluster of hostels that comprises the 'village', overlooking an exquisite crater lake. Gathering around the fire in the family's house for warmth, the (many) children were absorbed by my sketchbook, and thrilled when I opened my paint set and offered them a go. I was excited by the familiarity with which they painted the green lake and local mountains, as a child from London might paint Big Ben or the London Eye. I eventually re-aquired my paint box and pencil case many hours later ...
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