The place where I live beckons to artists of all mediums. With its diffused light and pastel colors, flat valley farm fields and distant blue mountains, the landscape is soothing and beautiful. I never tire of the vistas, especially as the seasons change and early morning fog creeps in to spread its magic.
But when I go to the tropics I am reminded that other people live in an astonishingly bright and colorful world. I find myself oohing and ahhing at every turn and unable to put my camera down for very long. From the moment I step off the plane into the steamy heat of Hawaii, I am transfixed by its lush and showy beauty.
I go there, like other people, to refresh my soul. That includes my 'vision'. I see the same plants every time, but I see different images I want to capture and remember.
So, I am just back from a week in paradise. This time around I was captivated by the textures. To view a collection of this recent work, see the images I have posted in this folder.
Meanwhile, here are a few samples to help you adjust your eye. Aloha.
Bamboo curvesGraceful fronds tickle the textured trunk of old growth bamboo. PlumeriaThe gardenia-like scent of plumeria creates an indelible sense memory of the islands. Tropical foliageRich reds, warm yellows and brilliant greens accent the lush green landscapes of the tropics. WindyThe swishing sounds of coconut palm fronds are ever-present when the trade winds blow.