Shark Island, Sapphire Beach

Shark Island in Sapphire Bay, St Thomas US Virgin Islands

View of Shark Island from Sapphire Beach

Depending on the time of day, Shark Island will illuminate and jump out of the sapphire and aqua water.  It is a beautiful sight to watch various sail boats cross the water.  St John is located to the right of the sketch.

Trade Winds Palm Tree

Trade Winds Palm Tree by Yvonne Pecor Mucci

Trade Winds Palm Tree by Yvonne Pecor Mucci

I never realized how complicated a Palm tree is until I proceeded to put it down on paper.  The fronds are in constant movement changing the light continuously.  It was a challenge to sketch and I am sure it will be more of one once I begin the painting.

Secret Harbour, St Thomas USVI

Secret Harbour - St Thomas, USVI by Yvonne Pecor Mucci

Secret Harbour, St Thomas by Yvonne Pecor Mucci

Another beautiful day in St Thomas.  The sketch is of Secret Harbour, a little cove across from Sapphire Beach which is sheltered from the trade winds.  It is like swimming in an aquarium with perfectly calm clear water!  I want to change the format from horizontal to vertical based on the photos taken when the final watercolor is painted.

Sapphire Bay Sketchbook

Sea Grape Trees at Sapphire Bay by Yvonne Pecor Mucci

Sea Grape Trees at Sapphire Bay Sketch

I’ve been visiting St Thomas, US Virgin Islands over the past couple weeks.  Stunning views.  The trade winds were a little too strong for watercolor painting, but my sketchbook came in handy.  Sapphire Bay is breathtaking and the Sea Grape trees provide welcome shade from the sun.  I’ll make this view a little wider to show more of the ocean for the watercolor painting.