Awoke this morning to calm waters and sunshine after a rough passage over the Drake yesterday. Looked out the window and saw our first iceberg. We were outside early to see the beautiful landscape of Antarctica at Admiralty Bay. Saw several research stations on the coast, and also two large penguin colonies one Adele and the other Chinstrap penguins. Lots of ice floes, some with penguins or seals on them. After several hours in Admiralty Bay, we headed for Hope Bay. There were many huge tabular icebergs blocking the bay, so no hope of viewing Hope Bay, and traveling to our next destination.
Growing up on a Missouri farm, I learned to love the outdoors and its creatures. I earned a BS and MS in biology from Emporia State University, and taught biology for fourteen years. Working as a park ranger naturalist for many summers, the beauty of Yellowstone inspired me to return to painting. I have studied with several outstanding watercolor painters, exhibited work in national shows, and received many awards.
The versatility of watercolor continues to intrigue me. Carrying a small watercolor box and sketchbook when hiking or backpacking allows me to enjoy plein air painting. I also work in the studio because summers are short in the high country near Laramie, Wyoming.