Wherever I go I need a period of incubation so that I may learn the essence of nature, which never wishes to be understood or yield herself. -Paul Gauguin
(Ecuador) Immersed in Mindo’s cloud forest, I spent more time watching and absorbing the beauty of the area than taking timeouts for art this past week. Several ‘exercises’ of art were photographed, and a few slipped by (like a weird armadillo rock!) without a photo! The attempts at serious painting seemed stiff, so I tweaked my attention to the abundance of beauty of the area.
While we waited on landslides to be cleared, Julie and I enjoyed a leisurely walk along the road that parallels Rio Cinto.
With no particular destination in mind, we ambled down the deserted road and wondered how many landslides were between us and town!
The stroll rewarded us with an endless bounty of beauty! Continue reading