I think palm trees are inherently beautiful. I did dozens of sketches and took many photos of them during my visit for later reference. This short palm was on the beach by the Boathouse Restaurant and I drew it my first morning there with the pastel pencils. I didn’t have the right green to finish the fronds, so I left the lighter section blank and later decided it was OK to leave it like that.
My Tobago trip is over, but I brought back lots of reference material. I enjoyed playing the role of travelling artist for a week, but now it's back to my paying job (and shoveling snow). I hope to find the time to do some large paintings and scratchboards of Tobago so I can relive the wonderful (and warm) week I had.