Sunday, March 17, 2013

Panama Palms

Panama Palms
8" x 6"  Oil
$100.00 + $10. s/h

When ever we're in the tropics I always end up painting palm trees.  I've never lived anywhere where palm trees grow, so they just seem like such a unique tree to me.  This was painted from the same spot as the last Panama post.  I just moved my easel to another view.

One day while in Santa Catalina, we went snorkeling at Coiba National Park, about an hour and 15 minute boat ride out into the Pacific.  Coiba National Park is a World Heritage Unesco Site, formerly a prison, and made up of over 30 small islands.

This is the first island where we stopped to snorkel.  The reefs and fish in this area were unbelievable!
It was great snorkeling!

We stopped at this island, the actual site of the penal colony, for lunch.  Our boat (in my mind not very big for an ocean trip!) is one of these small ones.  

We walked around the island after lunch.  This sign says:
  Crocodile Area "Tito" Beware!
We never saw Tito, he must have been off in the shade.

On the ride back we stopped at another reef for more snorkeling.  Spectacular schools of fish!

We had a great captain who pointed out lots of marine life throughout the day.  
Here is a whale shark.  We stopped to watch him and the captain told us we could
 put on our masks and jump in!

All in all, another great day in Panama!


Debbi Smith Rourke said...

Beautiful painting. Love the magical colors and relaxed feeling. Your photos are also wonderful. You have a fabulous life!

CrimsonLeaves said...

Such gorgeous beaches!

Pam Holnback said...

Debbi, thank you. I expect, or hope, for bright blue and sun every day in the tropics (and it was that way when we went snorkeling.) But the gray days cam make for a more fun and challenging painting.

Thanks so much Sherry. Panama is full of gorgeous locations.

Nancy B. Hartley said...

Pam, looks like a fun trip, and such a beautiful painting!

hmuxo said...

Beautifully painted, Pam!! and these photos are SO amazing! thanks for sharing...