|'Sea of Pink' 5x5 pastel ©Karen Margulis Sea Thrift in Iceland|
|'Beyond the Sea of Pink' 5x7 pastel Grundarfjordur, Iceland|
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The town of Styikkisholmur was perfect for artists. You could find every possible motif all within a short walk. Bathrooms and food were close at hand. Our houses even had hot tubs filled with hot water from the geothermal springs. Why would we ever want to leave? But if we had stayed in town all week we would not have experienced even greater magic. So true to the nature of an expedition....we kept moving.
|Long and winding roads|
|Lava and moss|
|Just a small sample of my drive-by van photos of the Snaefellsness Peninsula|
|The red house and our trust vans|
|Helgafell on a gorgeous summer day|
|Nearing the summit|
|The view as I climbed in silence|
|Perla is a common name for Icelandic pets we were told|
|Riley descends without looking back|
|I want to paint her!|
|and her too!|
|The amazing Kirkjufell as seen from our painting spot|
|Approaching the town of Grundarfjordur|
|Stan doing a pastel demo of Kirkjufell. It was a bit chilly|
|The perfect spot for a picnic lunch|
Be sure to come back for part 4 of my story tomorrow! Click here to read part one. Click here for part two.
For some truly awe inspiring photos of Kirkjufell and the Northern Lights read this article in the Huffington Post.