Wednesday, April 2, 2008
Looking through all the watercolors I've done over the years, I sometimes come across ones that bring me back to the moment I did them.
One small one in particular caught my attention. I did it on one of those many days when the Marco Polo was docked in Ushuaia for a day and a half between Antarctic cruises. I was inspired by not the main part of town, but the outskirts, as seen from the dock, with its mountainous backdrop. I spent so many days there over the years, going for walks, enjoying the sight of green things ... trees and grass, and colorful lupine and poppies in gardens. As much as I love Antarctica, after immersion in that icy landscape, I appreciate all the more the lush green luxury of warmer climes.