Sunday, January 24, 2010
Hello -- this cenote differs from the previous one in that it is fed by a purely underground water source. From above hang the various tree roots and creeping foliage that thrive in the damp atmosphere. Some of these cenotes often have unseen depths to them while in others the bottom is clearly visible. To swim in such a scenario is a treat beyond measure.
This is acrylic on canvas measuring 20 x 13.5 inches.
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Hello -- this is one of those paintings that you keep working on when you should really put your brush down and STOP! The challenge here was to stay loose and not get too, too detailed, as I was tempted to do. I mostly wanted to portray the depth of the cavern and the feeling of awe one experiences when standing inside a grand cenote.
The Yucatan peninsula is riddled with cenotes, or underground water wells, many of which were sacred to the ancient Maya. This particular one is different than most in that it's water supply comes from above as well as below.
This is acrylic on canvas measuring 14 x 18 inches. If interested in purchasing please contact me here. $125.00 U.S. + shipping.