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Saturday, March 22, 2014

Landscape plein air pastel paintings from Panama

I have been absent from the virtual world but it is not because I have not been productive. After spending 16 days in Panama, I come home with a plethora of memories of adventures, encounters and excursions as well as many photographs that will inspire me to paint for years to come! The culture, the language, the people, the natural history, the weather, the fauna and wildlife and ecosystems are of course all very different from Northern Ontario. I of course tried to learn and absorb as much as I could during my short but memorable stay.

After the first week in Panama, I surprised myself and was able to complete 2 paintings. Most of you who are familiar with my drawing and painting style and choice of subject matter, know that I am primarily an animal portraitist. However, I do like a "change in scenery" once in a while and so settled to focus instead on studying the landscape while attempting to put on paper a few of the sights before me.

I am still searching for titles...

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(view from the balcony 1)
Pein Air Painting in Pastel
8x10

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(view from the balcony 2)
Pastel Painting
8x10





6 comments:

Carol Blackburn said...

So pretty. I enjoyed seeing them very much.

Colette Theriault said...

Thanks so much Carol! I am thrilled you enjoyed them and took the time to comment!

hmuxo said...

Oh Colette ... this is SO, SO beautiful...I can just visualize you sitting at the balcony, enjoying that sun and looking at that amazing view...they are both beautiful especially that gorgeous sky!!! I'm glad you're back safely and that you had a good time...!!!

Colette Theriault said...

that is very kind of you to say Hilda! Thanks so much.

john said...

Great little landscapes. I am jealous of your trip and want to see more posts about your trip to Panama.

Colette Theriault said...

Thanks John, and the feeling is mutual; I have always been envious of your trips and birding adventures! I enjoy reading about your trips and seeing your photography.