Sunday, March 14, 2010

St. Martin / St Maarten



This is a hillside on the island of St. Martin/St. Maarten. We took a bus tour from the Dutch side of the island over to Orient Beach on the French side. The whole island is very hilly and steep and the buildings cling precariously to the slope. From the bus, it was not apparent how people got to these houses as the lush vegetation hid all the roads and paths from sight. Most of the houses were white with red or terracotta roof tiles. It was a very pretty sight against the green hillside and the brilliant blue sky. At Orient beach we had barbecued ribs and chicken at Boo Boo Jam's beach side restaurant, and played in the rough surf. Good times.

Watercolor and ink on coldpressed paper.

12 comments:

Alex said...

Marvelous drawing ^^ Love the sky, and I love the depth of the structures you drew, and the green hill just pleases the eyes.

Barbara Weeks said...

Nice! Sounds and looks like a great time!

freebird said...

Great sketch here! It looks like a nice place to go visit.

donna said...

Lovely sketch. I think these make the best travel souvenirs.

Ramona Davidson said...

Beautiful artwork. I know you are excited both by the painting and what inspired it.

nanke's stuff said...

What a lovely place to be! You captured the colors and feel of the place very well. nancy

john.p said...

Looks like it would be a nice place to own a house. Nice travel sketch.

Hybrid J said...

Love the sky work ... (if only I could do that) ... very nice sketch. Thank you for sharing! :)

phthaloblu said...

I've seen pictures, never had the opportunity to see it in person, but this looks just like the pics. Great sketch!

kazumiwannabe said...

Lovely drawing, it leaves a nice feeling (must be the beautiful colors and the light). My daughter was there a few months ago with her father and fell in love with the place!

Louise said...

This is a lovely art work! And your description of it really brings it to life. Sounds like a wonderful visit!

Maron said...

Oh, it took me right back there to the islands! I loved the Dutch side best of all. Now I want to go back...soon! =)