It’s been a while since I’ve been a Peace Corps Volunteer in Costa Rica, but I still feel very connected to the culture and people that I experienced there. One of my friends during my service never actually left Costa Rica. He got married there and founded an amazing company called Bodhi Surf + Yoga with his wife.
In addition to surf and yoga experiences, they advocate for protecting the world’s oceans and have a program called “Ocean Guardians” that I recently signed up for, so that I can participate with my kids and learn what we can do together to protect the oceans.
Bodhi Surf + Yoga is located in Uvita, a small town on the Pacific Coast in the Bahia Ballena (Whale’s Bay). I visited there a few times and always remember walking out into a whale’s tail formation during low tide (you can see a photo of this on their website), and watching hundreds of crabs scramble about the sand!
This seascape artwork that I painted is from a photo that I took along the beach in Uvita. If you ever wanted to experience a quiet piece of paradise, this is the place!
The inspiration for this seascape painting came from a beach on the Spanish island of Formentera, and the beautiful blue hues of the Mediterranean Sea!
The canvas is made of Texas-grown organic cotton and is hand-stretched and hand-primed. The wood stretcher bars are FSC-certified and the all-natural gesso primer is made of limestone power, French marble dust, water and a touch of honey.
The canvas measures 8″ in height and 20″ in length.
Manzanillo is located on the southern tip of the Limón province on the Caribbean side of Costa Rica, near Panama. In this painting, a palm tree is hanging out in the warm late-morning breeze, next to the Caribbean water gently rolling up to the shore. Red flowers are in bloom on a bush right below the palm tree.
Puerto Viejo Beach Sunset Art Print
This art print is of an oil painting of an evening beach sunset along the shores of Puerto Viejo! Puerto Viejo is just a little further north up the coast from Manzanillo.
These Costa Rica art prints are available as ultra premium prints, unframed or framed, in my Spanglish America Etsy shop. They make for excellent beach decor, especially for those that have vacationed or lived in Costa Rica (I served as a Peace Corps Volunteer there from 2006 to 2008 and came to know the country intimately).
Enjoy this original seascape watercolor painting for your ocean decor! It combines different hues of blue with a warm orange glow on the horizon. There is a dock that juts out into the water from a sliver of green land on the right-hand side, next to a few palm trees.
Painted on archival and acid-free watercolor paper that measures 9″ in height by 12″ in length. Add an optional wood frame made of natural and unstained U.S. poplar wood with a glass panel for protection.
“Evening Gold” is a watercolor painting of warm sunset colors against a cool evening sky, with palm trees, mountains in the background, the ocean, and gold-hued sand. It’s painted in more of an impressionistic style, to give a dreamy effect, as if you can drift off and be there in your mind!
This watercolor painting is of a scene at Honeymoon Island, Florida. Honeymoon Island is located in Pinellas County, between Clearwater and Palm Harbor. My grandmother lived in Palm Harbor, so whenever I would visit, this was one of the places I loved to go to. It’s a great little island that you can drive out to. There is a small fee to enter, but the unspoiled nature is beautiful, and you feel “away from it all”. I hope the algae problem in Florida isn’t affecting Pinellas County too much!
This watercolor painting depicts a secluded tropical beach with a palm tree as the focal point, and turquoise blue waters in the background. It is painted on 6″ x 8″ watercolor paper. Original available for $40 (free shipping!) and prints available here. Just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org