Friday, July 31, 2009

Ambergris Caye, Belize






6" x 8" oil on panel
$75.00 + $10. s/h
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Our family just got back from 7 days in Belize. Both of our kids graduate from college in 2009 (our daughter this past June, our son in December), so, this was our graduation gift to all of us. It was a really fun week! We stayed in the town of San Pedro, on Ambergris Caye, an island off the coast of mainland Belize, at the Mata Rocks Resort. This is the Mata Rocks beach. This was the first time I'd taken my paints, etc overseas, but it won't be the last!

This is the beach from our balcony deck. I painted the above painting under the far palapa. I was set-up in that circle of shade. The bar area to the right is where we had breakfast every morning, and drinks were available all day.

This is more or less the view I painted. I left out the kids and dock. This is the life! Painting on a beach!

5 comments:

Natalie Italiano said...

Glad you are back safely. It looks awesome! And I like your painting too!

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

Lucky you! It looks like heaven! You'll have a lot of photo references - and congratulations for getting both kids out!

Art with Liz said...

Ohmygosh but it looks as though you were in your element! And your painting is beautiful.

Janelle Goodwin said...

What a wonderful trip to mark a milestone for your family! You certainly captured the scene in a beautiful way!

Pam Holnback said...

Natalie, yes, the trip was awesome!

Kelley, it was like heaven!

Liz, thanks, i loved painting on the beach!

Janelle, thanks, there were never endless "scenes".