Thursday, March 17, 2011

Carrillo Beach

Carrillo Beach, Costa Rica
6" x 8" Oil
$100.00 + $10. s/h

The beaches in Costa Rica were beautiful!  We stayed for several days in Samara. Carrillo Beach was just a few minute drive south and much less crowded.  In fact, there was hardly anyone there at all!

What a great spot to paint!  I also swam, went for a long walk, and read!  

This beach is on the Pacific side of Costa Rica.  I was so surprised that the water was warm!  I expected it to be cool like the water on the Pacific side of Mexico.


19 comments:

martinealison said...

Quel lieu idyllique pour peindre et se détendre... Le paradis que vous nous mettez sur toile...
Bisous

AutumnLeaves said...

Such a beautiful plein aire piece, Pam. And those beaches are indeed gorgeous!

Natalie Italiano said...

It is wonderful to see your paintings of Costa Rica. Thank kyou for sharing you trip!

LindaHunt said...

Beautiful painting...lovely colors and nicely composed!

Debbi Smith Rourke said...

Gorgeous painting and a what a fantastic spot on this Earth from which to paint!! You've got the life!

Pam Holnback said...

Martine! Merci beaucoup! Oui, C'es paradis!

Thank you Sherry! The beaches were spectacular!

Natalie, Thanks. Wish you were there!

Thank you Linda, The colors in Costa Rica were amazing!

Debbi, Thank you! It was an unbelievable spot to paint. In the shade, under the palms, on the beach, few people!

Karen Bruson said...

This looks like heaven. What a wonderful place to paint! Gorgeous color palette.

Kim VanDerHoek said...

Incredible location Pam. Nice compositional decisions in this painting Pam. All your directional lines keep my eye in the painting.

Kathy Cousart said...

Wonderful Pam! Love the blue of the water against all the gorgeous greens. Loved seeing your plein air set up.

David Westerfield said...

Beautiful location, wish I was there.

Julie Hill said...

Pam....lovely. Thanks for sharing with us.

Barbara M. said...

Gorgeous Pam,

That sounds like a heavenly trip.

XOBarbara

Pam Holnback said...

Karen, Thank you. We should all be able to paint in heaven at least once in our lives!

Thank you Kim. Luckily, the movement and lines of the background trees, water, and palm tree trunks all moved almost back and forth so the motion keeps circulating.

Kathy, Thank you. The greens there were amazing!

Thanks David! I hope you get there someday!

Julie, Thank you!

Thank you Barbara! It was wonderful!

Amy Hillenbrand said...

Peaceful painting. It was cool to see your easel on the beach, it made me remember the easel on the back of the boat in Alaska. What a great life you create.

Kelley Sanford said...

Looks like a great trip...that's to letting us "tag" along. Nice composition.

Happy Little Trees Studio said...

Looks incredible! I love deserted beaches!

Susan E. Roden said...

Looks like a glorious vacation Pam! And a wonderful, inspirational setting to paint.

Pam Holnback said...

Thank you Amy, I love traveling and painting and it's so easy to just take my paints along!

Kelley, Thank you! That's another great thing about blogging. We can tag along!

Thank you Crystal, We couldn't believe how empty the beaches were.

Susan, Thanks. Yes. Inspirational all around!

Janice said...

how beautiful! lucky you!!