Monday, 25 April 2016

Igueste de San Andrés - a piece of paradise

How does paradise look like? Difficult to say, but I could imagine it like the small village of Igueste de San Andrés on the island of Tenerife (Spain): banana plantations next to the ocean, nice people, beautiful dogs... An oasis of tranquillity far from mass tourism. Green and blue as dominant colours.
Before arriving there, one has to take a small serpentine road that begins along a wonderful beach, Las Teresitas. Enjoy! 

Sunday, 17 April 2016

Playa de Tamadiste. La Laguna.

Our first hike on Tenerife led us through the mountains from the small village of Afur to the remote natural beach "Playa de Tamadiste" (and way back).
Another highlight of our stay was the visit of the historic centre of the formal capital, San Cristóbal de la Laguna (often just called "La Laguna"). 

Playa de Tamadiste (from the beach, looking back to the mountains we had just crossed)

Playa de Tamadiste (looking at the Atlantic Ocean)

Our path from Afur to Playa de Tamadiste

One of the many beautiful houses in the former capital of the island, San Cristóbal de la Laguna

Sunday, 10 April 2016

Malpaís de Güímar. Black, green and blue.

The protected park Malpaís de Güímar (Badlands of Guimar) on the island of Tenerife is a volcanic area where black, green and blue are the dominant colours. We spent three days there, as this rough landscape had an attractive force on us.

Malpaís de Güímar (I did the sketch in black and white and coloured digitally afterwards)

Wednesday, 6 April 2016

April. Back from Tenerife!

April is there, and I am just back from Tenerife! It was a bit cold there, although the Canary Islands are supposed to enjoy a warm climate all year-round...
Tenerife is green, grey and brown, blue. Banana plantations and foggy mountains, lava fields, sky and sea. Moreover, red dots: flowers. 
This break gave me new creative energy, I will certainly post photographs and paintings here soon.