"Being an artist isn’t just a “right brain” activity---you must use ALL of your brain, body and spirit to create. When the creation is done, the whole is much more than the sum of its parts… and so is the creator." - Lyrae Perry

Australia – Paint Excursions Trip!

 NASA GBR satellite

Photo courtesy of  NASA/JPL The Great Barrier Reef extends for 2,000 kilometers (1242 miles) along the northeastern coast of Australia. It is not a single reef, but a vast maze of reefs, passages, and coral cays (islands that are part of the reef). This nadir true-color image was acquired by the MISR instrument on August 26, 2000 (Terra orbit 3679), and shows part of the southern portion of the reef adjacent to the central Queensland coast. The width of the MISR swath is approximately 380 kilometers (236 miles), with the reef clearly visible up to approximately 200 kilometers (124 miles)  from the coast. It may be difficult to see the myriad details in the browse image, but if you retrieve the higher resolution version, a zoomed display reveals the spectacular structure of the many reefs. Go to: http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/spaceimages/details.php?id=PIA03401

Australia and the Great Barrier Reef!

I like to call it the land of Oz….because it’s exotic, colorful and filled with the unexpected!  What ever you’ve heard about Oz, is probably only a tiny fraction of what’s there, and the rest of the story will blow your socks off.  You’ve got to see this place and experience the incredible beauty of this diverse country.   I chose Oz for our very first Paint Excursion because there’s something for everyone’s taste.  You won’t be bored for even a second!

We will be painting on location and taking plenty of photos for future works.  This will be an intimate group of 12 people only for the art and photography classes.   You’ll get one-on-one instruction from world class artists and photographers, who will help you grow as an artist and improve your photographic skills.   You are going to love this excursion.

Today, I want to whet your whistle with a wonderful YouTube video.  This is an hour long program, but it will give you a much better perspective about the country and its ecology.   The pictures are spectacular and inspiring.  If you can’t sit through the whole thing at one time, no worries—just watch what you can and come back later to view the rest!

Great Barrier Reef – Reef to Rainforest (BBC Production)


Enjoy the show and I’ll be posting more info on the specifics of our trip destinations shortly.

Stay tuned !


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