Friday, September 19, 2014

Under tropical skies

Ready for a little tropical inspiration?
A virtual trip along with me?

Hawaii is a land of wonders. 
Just like home, it's full of miracles.

But because it's so different, it's easy to notice every one and walk around almost stunned by beauty.

The colors alone are enough to knock a person flat. 

How many blues are in every vista? 
How many greens on any one plant?

Real life looks so photoshopped here, as if one had hyper saturated everything in sight.
(Which, by the way, I did not do!)

Everything seems to have been painted with a brush dipped in neon shades.

This cardinal appeared with a mate and wasn't shy of my camera.
I've been wanting to draw birds and here was one just a few feet away, my wish fulfilled.

Because what does an artist do on vacation?
Why, she fills a sketchbook, silly! 

Gestural drawing of the people on the beach. Sketching the fish tacos eaten beachside at Duke's Canoe Club. And birds on the lanai, perfectly posed for just an instant.

Even the coconut scarecrow at a roadside stand.

Life under tropical skies.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Absolutely beautiful!!! Thanks for sharing your viewpoint & appreciation, reminding us of the beauty that surrounds us. I love the cardinal. Trying not to be envious :-) Enjoy! Julie