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22 April 2016

Scenes from my Travel Sketchbook

If I am going away on a relaxing vacation, I often bring a sketchbook and a small selection of water colour paints. Sometimes I get a few pages done, other times none and once (Mexico) I finished the whole sketchbook!

Earlier this month I was in Costa Rica for a week and managed to paint two pages. There were these gorgeous bluebirds, almost like a blue jay but much fancier... they would hang around the pool and as soon as you left your pina colada unattended they would steal the pineapple garnish!

Costa Rican White-Throated Magpie Jay

And of course there were iguanas! My friends suggested I paint this one the colours of the Costa Rican flag....

Costa Rican Iguana

Happy PPF everyone!

Oh - Are you on instagram? I am finally on instagram where I first posted these, and a very few of the photos I took for inspiration. It's kind of fun for sharing a quick photo or for doing a photo challenge.

You can find me at@eva.tbd   
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xoxo
EVA


19 comments:

  1. Wonderful pages! Also love the Robin in your header. Yesterday I saw robins everywhere I went.

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  2. Ha ha, love the sound of those thievin' birdies! Lovely art, and good to see you around again at PPF! Hugs, Valerie

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  3. Reptiles are such fun to draw and paint. They have lovely textures. Birds, I seem to have trouble with, particularly the feather texture. You've done some lovely work with these two. watercolours are fantastic to travel with, but a challenge to work with.

    And I have followed you on Instagram. Great to see you there. Instagram is great fun and quite addictive :D

    Happy PPF!

    Best wishes,
    Liz
    lizpowley.com

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  4. wonderful sketches Eva, would love to go to Costa Rica one of these days! Funny about the bird stealing the pineapple.

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  5. looks like it was a great trip. love the paintings!

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  6. sounds like a truly wonderful vacation and you have captured the island species wonderfully in your journal!

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  7. what beautiful work to document your trip!

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  8. It sounds like you had a great trip, I would love to visit costa rica. Your pages are always so fun and sweet. It's great to see you back!

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  9. Beautiful!! Sounds like fun and I love the story of the stolen pineapple...such smart birds!! Great job!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  10. Costa Rica, Wow! My granddaughter got to go there and loved it. Your paintings are awesome! I wish I could see that blue magpie jay in person.

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  11. Love the paintings the iguanas is my favorite. I have a small thing for lizards ♥

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  12. Did you have a good trip to Costa Rica? The wildlife is just amazing there. Your travel sketchbook is great too. How fun to have such wonderful drawings to remember your trip. :)

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  13. Did you have a good trip to Costa Rica? The wildlife is just amazing there. Your travel sketchbook is great too. How fun to have such wonderful drawings to remember your trip. :)

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  14. I will look for you there :oD
    Your trip sounds fantastic!!!

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  15. Awww, I love the iguana! What enterprising little birds...

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  16. I've never been to Costa Rica, but I bet it was fabulous. Your artwork is gorgeous, I especially like the Magpie Jay.
    Have a great creative week and thanks for sharing.

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  17. I have not been sure how to contact you and Kim. I am only a recent participant in Paint Party Friday so I want to thank you both for making this inspirational day for all of us.

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Looking forward to hearing from you!