Drawing the Amazon…

packed
Destination: Amazon

At last, time to go. The bags are packed more or less within the weight limit, the house is clean, the head is ready. We leave a midwestern prairie deep freeze and head for a Peruvian Amazon steam bath. I’ll be back January 10th. Everyone have a great holiday!

Amazon rainforest field station

My trusty purse-sized paint kit
My trusty purse-sized paint kit

paintkit

Field scope no bigger than a compact umbrella, and just as light...
Field scope no bigger than a compact umbrella, and just as light...
Everything goes into ziplock bags- we'll be hiking in from the river to the field camp. I'm thinking of the obligatory downpour that's bound to greet us.
Everything goes into ziplock bags- we hike in from the river to the field camp, with a near certain downpour on the walk-in.
tubes were too heavy, so I squeezed out some gouache (opaque watercolor) into this pill box.
Tubes were too heavy, so I squeezed some gouache (opaque watercolor) into this pill box.

Good grief, I think I overpacked…

6 thoughts on “Drawing the Amazon…

  1. Clare says:

    Looking forward to reading about the adventure, and seeing the results of all that inspiration. Several years ago I spent a few days on the Napo River, upstream from there, in Ecuador.

    The Amazon looks pretty tempting from up here in the Arctic.

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