Cuban Palapas

Here is a sketch of a cuban palapas in Varadero Beach. I tried many different combinations to get the sand right, and it is still too yellow. For the sky I used Cerulean Blue, and for the beach I used a combination of Cerulean Blue, Transparent Yellow and Burnt Sienna. It is so hard to paint with watercolours when the temperature outside of close to 40 degrees celsius.

C’est sous ce palapas que nous nous retrouvions à tous les jours. Il était super… il avait des crochets pour accrocher nos choses, Guy s’est petté la tête sur les barreaux à tous les jours, les mojitos étaient super bons — la belle vie quoi!


About Jane Hannah

Canadian graphic artist, painter, sketcher, typographer, calligrapher and teacher at Cégep John Abbott College in Québec, Canada. Jane Hannah also has a website for her students at and a main blog at She is also part of the Montreal Urban Sketchers.
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