Cloud Forest
Cloud Forest in Turquoise:
70 x 45cm

The second painting completed in Costa Rica is an interpretation of the Monte Verde cloud forest.

The second national reserve we visited was Santa Elena, half an hour's drive from where we were staying. Initially we were concerned that, as it was so close to the Monte Verde reserve, it would have a very similar atmosphere. We couldn't have been more wrong.

From the moment we started walking we were amazed with the mystical atmosphere, you really got a sense of being in the clouds.

The painting is done in a way to try and capture the ethereal, yet bright atmosphere. I have used my transparency technique, to show the mythical nature of the place, or at least I've tried!