Tuesday, March 18, 2014

A View from the Islands

While traveling with family in the Cayman Islands recently, we snorkeled the reefs along Seven Mile Beach, Stingray City and Smith's Barcadere. The sketches below were completed after returning to shore, so that I could remember some of the sea life for later identification.

After a longer, deeper dive, I captured these images from Cemetery Reef, which was 20+ feet below the surface with the distant coral heads presenting as ghostly shapes outlined by brilliant white sand, through the translucent water.

Cemetery Reef, 5 x 7, Watercolor

Coral Life, 4 x 5, Watercolor