Thursday, October 16, 2008

Colorful Bali

I saw this boat on one one of my early morning beach walks. The color of the boat and the water were amazing. I don't even think I have the capabilities to create the turquoise color with my palette. In Maine, the water was many times more gray than blue and I usually used some artistic license to make it more blue. Now I have to figure out how to make turquoise! 
I am continuing to learn what life is like in this new land and  at times wonder how Maine will feel when I go back there in January...clearly, darn cold!

13 comments:

Sandy said...

Such contrasts- ocans away and Yes Maine will freeze your newly thinned blood if you are not careful!Keep posting I will eagely look forward to my Indonesian class :-)

Capt Elaine Magliacane said...

Love the boats and the boat drinks and the 'wicked good dogs'... I want to put my flip flops on too .

Barbara Weeks said...

What wonderful sketches! I can understand your sensory overload. The colors are so amazing - can't wait to see even more!

Nancy said...

Keep them coming Jen, you know how I feel about Maine in January. Your pal, Nancy

Linda said...

Beautiful! I LOVE those colors!

Nina Johansson said...

So wonderful, I wish I could be there with you to sketch a few days. It must be incredibly inspiring to have a totally new environment around you for a longer period of time. Beautiful sketches.

Knitting Painter Woman said...

Thanks for the glimpse of exotica.

freebird said...

That's a really nice, bright painting. Full of the deep color you'd expect from a place like Bali.

caseytoussaint said...

Beautiful, beautiful painting. I wish I were there!

Sue said...

What an awesome painting. I'm glad you're telling us the differenceds. Is the light different there too? What language is spoken in Bali?

sues said...

Love the watercolor sketches! When I 1st saw the caribbean ocean after Maine it was startling beautiful. Try manganese blue with pthalo green for the turquoise, it worked for me on the turquoise caribbean sea.

Beegirl said...

Loving your Bali posts! Thanks for sharing! Love the one from the cafe too. Such delicious colors. Just wondering, what led you to Bali?

A Brush with Color said...

Ah, you're creating wonderful memories. Beautiful colors here...I can feel the warmth.