Friday, 10 February 2012

Azure Seas off Australia


When I saw this sparkling card from Alison, I thought, Wow, do they have such turquoise seas in England?... but reading the other side I found that she'd done it from a sketch on her recent holiday on Lizard Island, part of the Great Barrier Reef!
It sounds quite idyllic, fringed by coral and with shallow waters so the colour of the sea changes constantly, not surprising that Alison sat and watched it for hours. I love the way she's allowed the watercolours to blend freely, suggesting so subtly 'things' under the surface and the movement and breaking of the waves.
Its a lovely, uplifting card that reminds me of a few perfect holidays at the coast where I've been lucky enough to occasionally experience such gorgeous sea colours.

I loved the Roald Dahl stamp too, in spite of the P.O. smudging their stamp of officialdom rather carelessly.

10 comments:

Bridget Hunter said...

What a contrast to the UK weather just now - Alison, you've caught the colours and movement of that sea beautifully.

vivien said...

oh that blue sea - and to think Robyn is currently seeing this. Lovely.

Charlene Brown said...

My reaction to this stunning seascape was the same as Cathy's -- Where in England...? The colours caught my eye before I absorbed the title, which revealed where it really is. It's both smashing and mesmerizing, Alison.

Desiree said...

Wow, the Great Barrier Reef! How I would love to visit those incredible waters. What a wonderful postcard and amazing place to visit!

Pat said...

Beautiful! Alison.
You must be so thrilled to add this to your collection, Cathy.

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Katherine Tyrrell said...

Wow - you transport me right there with this blue sea!

It feels quite surreal given it's winter here.

Alison Staite said...

Thanks for the comments - The Great Barrier Reef is amazing, totally impossible to do it justice.

Africantapestry and Myfrenchkitchen said...

What a jewel you have here Alison! I love the reefcolors, exactly as they are on these glorious islands...if I could live on such an island...sigh...
ronelle

Robyn Sinclair said...

Alison really deserves her wonderful holidays on the Great Barrier Reef because she brings it back 'alive' for us all to enjoy.

I wasn't far enough north to see the sea in such splendour, Vivien but I know the authentic colours of tropical when I see it in this lovely watercolour.

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