Illustration Friday: paradise

My paradise most recently was Mexico at "Xel-Ha" near Cancun. I did this sketch relaxing on a cliff edge after swimming with the dolphins (which was completely amazing). Snorkling here we saw TONS of fish and a stingray. It was paradise. (the photo is of my husband and I snorkling in a cave). This was the perfect place to go in the middle of a cold Utah February.


  1. Great free flowing painting! It feels like you had a wonderful time.

  2. sounds like you had a wonderful time....
    nice concentration of the main focus of this piece... with foreground and background just nicely filling in

  3. I love the soft colors and the perspective, very nicely done. Great drawing of feet which is never easy. :-)

    I love places with water and sun, this looks like it was a wonderful vacation.


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