March 26, 2010

Sunrise in Cuba

Cuban Sunrise I, 7 x 10", watercolour
Cuban Sunrise II, watercolour, 7 x 10 inches
It took me a number of tries to get a satisfactory painting of this view. The first morning that I painted it was beautiful lighting but I went too light with the sand and the trees. So I went back the next morning and tried again with the result being the two paintings above.
It is feeling rather surreal to look at these paintings now, remembering how warm the water and the air was, even in the early morning. Then I look out the window at the snow that is falling here now! It was a real treat to go somewhere so warm. I am glad to have these paintings as a momento, so I can bask in the remembered heat on chilly days like today.

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