Some time this spring Rhonda and I are headed back to Cozumel. Last year when we went I did not expect to see the island with my artists eyes I thought I would see it with my tourist eyes. My first surprise was how beautiful the water was from the air and from the beach and finally through a snorkel. I was captivated by the experience of snorkeling above the reefs on the west side of the island. I have tried to imagine how I could paint something that could capture that undersea feeling. My efforts as a photographer may be how I express the snorkel experience.
The amazing experience from the trip was the absolutely sublime feeling I had when I first saw the east beaches of Cozumel. I was nearly breathless. I have stood on the edge of thousand foot cliffs where I could see more than a hundred miles. I have seen hundreds of spectacular and sublime views of the Colorado Plateau. Maybe it is the fact that I have only had brief encounters with the ocean, but I fell in love with the color, the smell and power or the Caribbean surf on the east side of the island. I have completed a dozen small paintings and a couple of large ones based on the little research I did last year. The little 11 x 14 studio work which I included in this post, I just completed. I can hardly wait to stand on that shore and soak it all up again with the eye of an artist. Watch ebay this little painting will be offered up for sale or auction soon. ( I need to Pay for the trip)