HAL 2019 World – Days 73-77 Sea Days

April 7, 2019 Paul Groves

We have five days of sea travel to get from Muscat, Oman to Al’Aqabah, Jordan.  Our time on these days is divided among lectures, cooking demonstrations, watercolor classes, movies, reading, stage shows, and of course, eating.  We are currently in the Red Sea and will be out of the high-risk waters by this evening when we get to about 15 degrees above the equator.  As passengers, we will notice very few changes in the running of the ship except that the outside lights will be turned on at night again and the curtains in the dining room will not be closed at sunset.  

It has been some time since we’ve done an update on Paul’s watercolor projects, so here are several of his efforts.  For most of these, all that remains is a photo, since they were sold in the charity auction. 

In the watercolor class, our instructor, Carol, designs projects utilizing various painting techniques or media.  The subjects of the projects often relate to the places we visit.

A class like this is valuable because each student artist has opportunities to expand his/her techniques and move outside normal comfort zones.  This has certainly been true for Paul.