Monday, November 12, 2012

Ginger and Spice

On our last cruise, we took a bus tour on the island of Grenada.  The air was warm and smelled of spices all the time.  Our bus took us high in the mountains to the Grand Etang National Forest Preserve, where all the native plants are gathered in a beautiful garden.  It is the highest point on the island - 1910 feet above sea level.  That's quite a steep climb as Grenada is a fairly small island.  There are many spice processing plants here, all contributing to the incredibly lovely aroma.  These are ginger blossoms.  I really liked the bold colors and fleshy, stiff look of these plants.  They are unlike the native flowers around here. Grenada is a beautiful island, very lush and green and mountainous.  I hope I get a chance to go back to it some day.
Watercolor paint and black and white gel pens.

5 comments:

nanke's stuff said...

How wonderful to be able to travel like that! Your descriptions and drawings are lovely. nancy

Sandra said...

This is one of my favorite pieces that you have done. Glad that you had a nice trip.

Molly said...

Beautiful!

Shirley said...

Lovely painting.

Mary Walker Designs said...

Happy PPF!