Sunday, October 30, 2011

New Small Painting of a Tropical Beach--Fantasy Get-away

Our week and weekend have been crazy--in a good way. I don't have much time right now to write a post, but don't see a better time in the next couple of days.
So, here's a quick post to show you a small new piece, painted on 5" x 7" gallery wrapped canvas, where the image wraps around the sides. I gave this tropical scene as a gift to friends for whom it has special meaning. In planning the composition, I used a blend of my imagination and reference photos from a very special vacation to Belize from some years ago and from a beach in the Dominican Republic. When we lived in the Atlanta area, our church sent groups to the DR for a number of years, bringing simple medical services and helping seed some small enterprises in mountain villages. I was fortunate to be able to go on several of those trips. Given the difficult drive down the mountain to the airport on the northern coast, we convinced ourselves that we really needed to go down the day before our morning flight back to the U.S. Thus, the group spent the final afternoon and evening of each trip at a small beach resort--not too hard to take :>).
So this is a departure from my usual focus on painting the beauty right here in coastal North Florida. Hope you enjoy it as a fantasy get-away; I added a hammock just for you.
Question of the day: What would make a perfect dream vacation for you?


  1. Sigh...just beautiful, Mary. I could easily enjoy that hammock and warm breezes right now.

    A perfect vacation for me? I think one in which my worries could be shut off, that I could do nothing or everything as I pleased.

  2. Thank you, Sherry. Your definition of a perfect vacation will resonate with most of us, I think; that's exactly what a vacation should do for us.