A windy day

The Turks and Caicos are definitely my favorite islands in the Caribbean. Their turquoise waters surpasses even the Bahamas awe. This piece was painted from a sketch taken in Grand Turks.

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Shallow waters

This little painting takes me back again to the beautiful Bahamas Islands. I go back to my memories of the islands quite frequently these days… possibly as wishful thinking as the gray days of english spring are upon us.

Still, the shallow waters of Half Moon Cay that inspired this painting are an excellent subject to practice and improve my water reflection technique, which is the focus of this years work 🙂img_5571

Island life

One of the most enticing aspects of life in the tropics is the constant contact with sun and water. I find this image (inspired by one of my journeys in the Caribbean Sea) sums up the essence of this constant energy and it make me feel so at peace that I painted it 3 times in different flavors 🙂 The last two attempts in watercolor below.

Oceans – prep sketch

It was a pure joy to sketch and explore the palette for this prep sketch for the Oceans series.

After trying several blues, I found that Phtalo was the best one for my eye as the main color. Phtalo Green, Raw Sienna, Raw Umber and Payne Grey complete the palette.

Water has always been such a challenge to see clearly for me to paint, but this year I have decided to make it my goal to overcome it!

I am very excited about starting out on this series on coastal landscapes!

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Florida Gulf Coast