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Beautiful Paradise in Costa Rica with Bodhi Surf + Yoga

Uvita, Costa Rica | Bodhi Surf + Yoga

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.

They also recently came out with a cookbook full of delicious Costa Rican recipes, which you can download and offer a donation for here – https://www.bodhisurfyoga.com/food/costa-rican-recipes

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!

Costa Rica Beach Art Uvita
Costa Rica Framed Beach Art – Uvita
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Golden Sands Beach Painting

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Golden Sands

You’ve just enjoyed a plate of fresh fruit and seafood at a small and charming seaside restaurant, and you’re now walking it off in the warm evening air, as the setting sun shimmers along the waters next to you.

– 4″ x 6″ Acrylic Painting on Canvas Paper, dated 3/4/15 on back

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Calming Beach Painting

Seascape Watercolor

Got a chance to paint this beach painting a couple days ago while my son was napping…

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Just the Ocean and I – Watercolor Painting

 

This is the kind of painting you can just look into and imagine yourself there!

 

 

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Beach Sunset Oil Painting

Today I finished another 5″ x 7″ oil painting on eco-friendly gessobord panel.

Haven’t done as much art lately since I’ve been so busy painting our house, but looks like the house painting will slow down soon!

This painting is inspired by the setting sun on the beach in Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica.

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Expansive Costa Rican Beach Landscape

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Expansive Beach Landscape of Uvita, Costa Rica – SOLD

This expansive tropical beach is located in the Pacific seaside town of Uvita, Costa Rica. You can walk for a mile here and only be accompanied by little red crabs scampering around the sand!

  • Measures 9″ in height x 12″ in length
  • Painted on back-stapled, gallery-wrapped canvas. Ready to hang.

 

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Beach in Sao Rafael, Portugal – Original Oil Painting

Ahh the beaches of southern Europe…  I love the look of the arid cliffs and clear blue waters. This small beautiful beach is located in Sao Rafael, Portugal.

  • 8″ x 10″  Oil Painting
  • Gallery-Wrapped Canvas; ready to hang!
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Sao Rafael Portugal Beach Painting – SOLD

 

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Flamenco Beach Oil Painting

Flamenco Beach, located on Culebra Island, Puerto Rico, is one of the most beautiful beaches I have ever been to. Tranquil azure waters, white sand and tropical foliage…ahhh.

8″ x 10″ Oil Painting on Canvas

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Flamenco Beach, Puerto Rico – Oil Painting – SOLD

 

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Puerto Viejo, Limon, Costa Rica – beach, soccer, fish, relax

I’ve been going through my photos from the Peace Corps a lot lately and finding inspirations for paintings.  In 2008 I took a little weekend vacation “with the boys” to Puerto Viejo, Limon, on the southern Caribbean side of Costa Rica.  This is may favorite place in Costa Rica.  The Caribbean coast of Costa Rica seems to be less visited by tourists, yet I find it much more appealing.  I think it’s prettier and enjoy the Caribbean culture more.  Reggae music, jerk chicken, coconut rice and beans, slow pace, patua language (a mixture of English, Spanish and French)…

Anyways, we were hanging out and walking along the water one evening and I got this picture of a boy kicking his soccer ball along with a big fish in his hand.  I think this shows a slower-paced lifestyle; go fishing, walk along the beach, play a little soccer…

I just finished it today –

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Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica – Acrylic Painting

It’s an acrylic on a 6″ by 6″ Ampersand artist panel.