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.
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.
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.
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.
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