12 by 9 inches
Watercolor on 140 lb watercolor paper
My Island get away. It's only on watercolor paper, but all dreams start with an idea and believing.
I used to visit the Bahamas many times.
Grand Bahama Island where Friends had a restaurant the "Travellers Rest". One of them has recently passed away. That really made me sad, he was such a part of the Bahamas. A Bahamian born entertainer and community figure, a kind and generous person he was.
I've been to #Eleuthera which is a less known and secluded island of the whole chain of islands. I had the pleasure of mingling with the locals due to knowing people that live on the Islands. The water is just amazing. The beaches everything is like nothing I had ever been to even in Europe where I travelled when Living there.
On Eleuthera there is a spot called "Glass Window" and there is a bridge. If you stand on one side, the water is churning and wild and dark, a few steps on the other side there is white beach and caribbean waters. Very cool.
One year when I visited it was right after Hurricane Floyd in 1999. That storm pounded the Bahamas for 12 hours and I saw washed out roads and piers totally gone. I remember our Bahamian friend driving around missing road sections, to show us some of the worst hit areas.
I will remember the Bahamas and Bahamian people fondly I hope to visit again some day! I wouldn't mind living on Eleuthera or one of the other smaller islands part of the year and paint the beauty there.