Monday, February 4, 2013

Na Pali - John on the Beach

At last, the jungle! It was worth the wait.
When I bought the long narrow block of paper I though I would do horizontal panoramas. But everything about the Na Pali coast is vertical. What no photo or painting can ever convey is scale. The size of those cliffs rising from the ocean is phenomenal and the vastness of the sea is breathtaking. I could see the curve of the earth! Being a native of Oregon, John is just stupefied by warmth in February.
watercolor on paper 18"x6"

5 comments:

RH Carpenter said...

Beautiful painting. I hope you are enjoying every single second of your time there :)

Maureen said...

The decision to go vertical was so right. Lovely inspired piece.

kate said...

Oh joy! Pure joy! Drink it in.

Jo Reimer said...

You already know that I like vertical landscapes and this one is stunning. I love the photographs, too, both of John and of the coastline/jungle.

Margaret Ryall said...

Vertical is always my preferred orientation. Great views and great painting. How lucky you are.