During a kayaking trip up the Wailua River in Kaua’i, Hawai’i I noticed these bright yellow flowers that speckled the shoreline. Our tour guide described them as “sunset” flowers because they start the day with a rich, yellow color, and end the day with a red-orange hue.
Last weekend I had the opportunity to take a watercolor class with someone I have admired since seeing her artwork. I have been following the artist Nikki Frumkin on her on Facebook and Instagram @DrawnToHighPlaces after seeing images of her watercolor paintings. She creates beautiful paintings and sketches while climbing, backpacking, and hiking in the Pacific Northwest. It was a pleasure meeting her and learning new techniques alongside other like minded people. What a truly inspiring experience!