Sunday, August 2, 2009

Ambergris Caye 2

6" x 8" oil on panel
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This scene is painted from the same shady spot as the last post, but facing the opposite way. The water on Ambergris Caye is really green. I know I'm painting the light on the water, so that must mean the warm sun mixing with the blue reflection creates the green. Or, maybe because there was so much green sea grass in the water. Whatever the cause, it was really fun trying to mix the greens w/ the limited palette I took w/ me. I don't think this photo does the painting justice, because the water near the horizon is a little greener.

This photo, although not shot on the same day as the above painting, sort of shows how green the water looked. The dark areas are sea grass. Every day, starting at 5:30 am, boats would pull up at the dock to take guests diving, fishing, snorkeling, sailing. It was sort of a boat-taxi spot. Boats came all day; and after the trips everyone would share their days events.

I just had to throw this in. This is the 6 seater plane on which we flew from Belize City out to the island of Ambergris Caye.

And, this is the local airport. it was pretty easy to find our luggage!!


Karen Bruson said...

Pam, Really pretty colors in this. Love the combination of greens and blue in the water.

Pam Holnback said...

Thanks Karen, As I said, I couldn't get over how green the water was.