Saturday, October 22, 2011

Sunday Sketches

I am still engrossed with images and paintings of my experience in Peru.....it is almost like being there!

At the end of my adventures in the Sacred Valley, I flew to Puerto Maldanado where I embarked on a boat down a tributary of the Amazon River to EcoAmazonia Lodge. The lodge is nestled on 10,000 acres of wildlife preserve which I explored with a small group lead by a native Peruvian guide. The rain forest is awesome!

I have a passion for the bird of paradise flower. The huge species found in the rain forest is gorgeous! This batch of birds lived outside my little bungalow which was home for four days. I made time between hikes and viewing wildlife to create a sketch of the Amazon bird of paradise.

9 comments:

  1. Gosh, Joanne. This is lovely. I love the dark orange/red and I SO enjoy learing about different types of flowers from your site. Thank you for taking the time to not only share your artwork but teaching us other things as well. :)

    Hugs

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  2. These are great flowers... or are they birds??!! Nature up to her tricks ;)

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  3. Sounds like an amazing journey! Loving the inspired art! Happy SS! POP ART MINIS

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  4. Lovely painting. I love the composition and the colours. Hope you had a nice time. Happy SS

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  5. Lovely lovely! Love the colors! Sounds like an incredible trip!

    Smiles

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  6. just gorgeous. i love that you've captured such vivid snippets of your adventures. it's thrilling to read the stories behind the art. thanks for sharing.

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  7. Sounds like a wonderful four days. your painting is very pretty!!!!

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  8. Wow,you are such an adventurer! This is a beautiful sketch and I love the painting of the bowl of wool below, too.

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