April 18th, 2016 / posted by paularath
Watercolor by Jerry Mayfield

We did encounter some rough seas, but this image came from Jerry’s imagination. Watercolor by Jerry Mayfield

Readers have been asking me to post photos of the paintings Jerry and I did while on our trip to Antarctica and South America. We both gave most of our paintings away to fellow passengers and ship’s staff, but we have a few left. Here they are.

Paula iceberg painting 1

“Ode to Antarctica,” watercolor by Paula Rath

I became entranced with icebergs and painted a number of them. Every iceberg – and glacier – looks completely different, as you may have noticed in our photos of Antarctica.

Glacier cove by Paula Rath

Capturing some glacial colors in Antarctica by Paula Rath

Icebergs change radically with the light. While you may think icebergs are all about white, they actually have many shades of blue, green, teal and sometimes gray.

Watercolor of "the puka iceberg" by Paula Rath

Watercolor of “the puka iceberg” by Paula Rath

Jerry and I were so surprised at how dry the coasts of Chile and Peru were. I guess we expected those countries to be more like rain forests throughout. We tried to capture some of the desert-like colors.

A view off our ship's veranda of a huge rock on the coast of Chile. Watercolor by Jerry Mayfield

              A view off our ship’s veranda of a huge rock on the coast of Chile.                                                                                             Watercolor by Jerry Mayfield

An unexpected palette greeted us on the coast of Chile.

An unexpected palette greeted us on the coast of Chile.

I now sort of regret giving away so many of our paintings, but oh well. I hope they will be enjoyed by the recipients. We certainly had fun painting on this trip!

Our next trip, to Ireland in August, will be an art retreat with an artist, Crystal Beshara, from Ottawa, Canada. She’s calling the tour “30 Shades of Green.” What a delightful change of palette!

– Paula Rath

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Lynda Sakraida
April 19th, 2016 at 12:18 am

As usual, I’m torn between the two painters and always find them quite equally talented….all these paintings are absolutely gorgeous and I’m jealous of the ship passengers that were gifted with one. What a wonderful way to always remember the trip!

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