Field Paintings

January 24, 2018

There have been many changes to the way we explore from Shackleton's day to now, one this has stayed the same, explorers must document their journey's. One way I document my journeys is though field paintings. I am no artist but there is a certain magic to field painting that other forms of documentation do not exude. 

 

 

What I appreciate most about field illustrations is the realness, there is no room for do over's, there is no photo-shop, every accidental brush stroke becomes part of the piece. Below are some of my recent field paintings... I make no attempt to paint exact depictions of what I experience in the field, but rather whimsical caricatures that exude the spirit of the subject in focus. Which in some cases leaves room for a bit of imagination... 

 

 

Residents of Maewo Island, Republic of Vanuatu

 

 

 

"Close Encounters"

Inspired by a snake and emu encounter in Western Australia (I took some artistic liberties...)

 

 

Nudibranchs on the Muiron Islands  - aka the most flamboyantly colored carnivorous sea slugs I've ever met... 

 

Wander Wisely, 

Sofía

 

 

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