March 7, 2008

St Thomas travels

Every morning breakfast outside with wonderful fruits and pastries and waffles or omlettes - and a hot cup of coffee of course - this center piece caught my eye and my paint brush. AND - Iguana every where, on the beach, in the trees, on the cliffs in the shrubbery - interesting dinosaurs to my eye. They say they don't eat meat, but will 'taste' a berry pink toe or two ;-) This guy paused in my path just long enough to get a quick sketch to which I added water color When I came across a dry , split coconut in my path, I hauled it back to our villa terrace for closer study and a sketch like all good tourists.
Who doesn't Love swaying palm trees on the beach,?Although NO hammocks. What's with that omission?? I will see if I can fit one into my suitcase next trip - this is how I picture it.
Well back in the real world now, I have other sketches to complete, and challenges to complete - it sure was fun and relaxing and fattening.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sandy,
Your travel sketches are wonderful - especially the iguana. Can't wait to see more.
Shirley

Lin said...

SANDY!! THESE ARE OUTSTANDING! THE JOY IN THEM, THE VITALITY, ENERGY, SPONTANEITY!! THE BRIGHT COLORS -- ABSOLUTELY GRANDGLORIOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

Claudia said...

Sandy, these are fantastic travel watercolours! Keep up the good work!

mARTa said...

Hey, I'm part of your fan club too!!! You do such beautiful travel sketches! One day I hope to sit and drool over the originals! I love the iguana also :)

Teri C said...

Wow Sandy, your travel sketches are just fantastic!! You inspire me. Sounds like a grand time was had by all!!

Margaret Ann said...

The neat thing about travel sketches over just plain photography is that they share your soul with the viewer....These are a treat for the eye-so rich in memory!

Lynn said...

Sandy, I love these sketches. Thank you so much for sharing them.