Saturday, November 29, 2008

Bonaire Oil Paintings

This is a jetty made up of limestone rock, whose previous life was coral. The beaches were washed away by the hurricane three weeks before, but there was still some room for sunbathing. The water was clear and gorgeous, with different shades of green, aqua, and blue. You could see the dead white coral on the shore and under the water for quite a few feet. The iguanas love to sit and sunbathe on the rocks just like the tourists.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Bonaire Trip Paintings

I went to Bonaire for a week in early November. The weather was hot, sunny, and beautiful. I managed to do these two gouache paintings while sitting at the swimming pool on two separate evenings. The palm trees are tall and beautiful with striking yellow coconuts. The bright yellow, pink, and blue hotel was a great backdrop for the pretty green fronds.
I really enjoy doing gouache. It is a little easier than watercolor, but just as portable and fun. The colors are vibrant.