Blog: Colors in Costa Rica

Christine Alfery

Posted on February 12 2020

Beach Sand by Christine Alfery

Featured image (detail view) : Beach Sand

For my journey in Costa Rica this year I brought paper I have never used. Smooth very fine 300#.  It’s a very tough paper to paint on. Extremely challenging. It’s very difficult to get something I can call “finished.” This piece,  “Beach Sand,” has about twenty layers of paint on it. There’s a lot of texture in it because of the layers. I think I can finally stop working on it because I’ve completely obliterated the smooth paper. It shows how powerful being comfortable is and how uncomfortable the challenge is to conquer.


Reds, blues, yellows 

Tuxedo birds

Striped dotted 

Birds birds birds

Singing every morning


Big sky

Big water


Many many blues


So many teals 

Different teals

Never duplicated



Shades al all


Fish, fish, fish

Lime green


Phalo real


Deep blue




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