Friday, July 24, 2009

Purple Sky

The vastness of the countryside in Patagonia is remarkable. I feel so free and open there. We visited a sheep ranch and walked around the beautiful acres. The vegetation and landscape was colorful with mountains in the background.

Purple Sky, a mixed media image made using monotype and collage, depicts the beauty of Patagonia- the vastness, the colors, and the calm starkness of landscape.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Edge of the World

Patagonia is a magical, special place to me. The scenery is gorgeous. The natural wonders of glaciers, lakes, mountains, vast blue skies create views that I will never forget. The fact that I am at the edge of the world, as far away from home as I can go on the same continent and that Antarctica is a stone's throw away, makes it an exotic and distant place. Though sparsely populated, the people who live there are special- warm, friendly, adventurous. Patagonia is a place I will visit again and again.

Edge of the World is a mixed media image that conveys the mystical feeling I have for the place as well as the glacier blues which abound in the landscape.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Glacier Lake

This is a brand new image that I created as I remember the purity of colors in Bariloche, Argentina. Sometimes the glacial water has sediment from the glaciers in it so it appears milky or grey, but as it gets purified by traveling from lake to lake in the water system, it gets clearer and clearer with a startling blue color like none we see here. The supersaturated colors of the landscape in Bariloche stay in my mind's eye forever. I have never see such true blues and greens. I felt like Dorothy entering Oz.

Glacier Lake is an original archival pigment print.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Desert Scenes

Our trip to Africa started in Namibia, an absolutely fabulous country on the western coast of Africa. Most of the country is the Namib Desert which we visited briefly. I discussed those days and art in earlier posts in March. Then we flew over the desert in Nambia and the Kalahari Desert in Botswana. Deserts are hostile environments for living but they are beautiful places with color schemes unique to them. I appreciated seeing the vast expanses of sand, dunes, and snaking roads which looked like paths from the air.

Finding Our Way (top) and Going North (bottom) are monotypes I did to express my appreciation of desert landscape, color scheme and solitude.