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Sunday, June 22, 2014

Paint Iceland Trip Report Day 1

'Time Stands Still '. Pastel. 8x10. Stykkisholmur, Iceland

Iceland is awesome! The sun set last night at midnight so we were able to fit a week's worth of beautiful scenery in one day! We saw geysers, the Mid Atlantic Ridge, waterfalls,mountains, spent time in Reykjavik, got settled in our houses in Styikkishomur and stayed up for the midnight sunset!

Today was the first workshop day. I am here for a workshop with Stan Sperlak for a week then a few days to explore. Today we started with a demo from Stan and we painted around the red house. The house overlooks the water and has a beautiful view. It also faces a cliff and meadow filled with flowers. I chose to paint the view of the cliff. It was a challenge! There were no shadows in the morning but around two o'clock it get more interesting. I painted several versions of this cliff and had a wonderful time!

The weather was gorgeous today! It was sunny and 53 degrees. It felt great in the sun! After the morning painting session and lunch on the deck we took a drive to climb up Heptafell which is a large hill with a ruin of a monastery on top. We all made the climb up the hill for a magnificent view, it is said that when you climb to the top and don't talk or look back then your wish will come true. I hope mine comes true but if not the view was worth it! I'll be posting trip photos to Facebook so have a look!

Tonight we are waiting for the sunset....at midnight! More painting and adventures tomorrow!



Carole Scureman said...

So great to be able to share your trip to Iceland. What a great opportunity. Always love your pastels. Carole

Susan J Wachob said...

Looking good! Love the new colors ! This experience will enrich all of our lives...thanks for sharing your adventures.