MALLARDS IN THE WILD BY L. MARTEL

This is a 12″ x 16″ oil on canvas boards, painted in 1976 and it is called Mallards in the Wild. This post is for Sue of zimmerbitch.wordpress.com. You should check her site out because she does a super job portraying her home country of New Zealand.                    The painting reveals the kind of country view where our family lived for many years. For compositions sake, one is suppose to do odd numbers. The convention doesn’t like twos, but I do. Being a bit of a rebel – here are TWO mallards, male and female.

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West Iceland: The Final Leg videographer Greg Gay

To conclude our journey of this wonderful country, the last day of our 14 day tour around the ring road in Iceland, stopping by the picturesque town of Stykkysisholmur, on the Ytri Tunga beach to see the seals, and exploring the Vidgelmir lava tube, Barnafos waterfalls, and the Deildartunguhver thermal spring. 9:19 min. 2 MB

Akureyri to WestFjords, Iceland

Special thanks to our videographer, Greg Gay, for this wonderful look at Iceland. This is a visit to the Glaumbaer turf houses (with a 360 walk through them), the Holmavik Restaurant and Witchcraft Museum (really), and searching for hot pots, finding one, with a 360 view of the Arctic Ocean. 4:13 min. 2 MB

Strandir Coast, Iceland videography by Greg Gay

They were still in Iceland and this is a day trip from Holmavik, up the remote Strandir coast of Iceland’s Westfjords, through Djupavik, with its kamikaze terns and its unique art exhibit in the old fish plant, on up the muddy road to Krossnes hot springs. Special thanks to Grey Gay for his excellent videography.  Don’t you wish you could see it yourself? 5:16 mins. 2 MB

Reykjavik by Bicycle Videography by Greg Gay

A casual bicycle ride around Reykjavik, circling the city visiting the Perlan Glass Dome, the Hallgrimskirkja Cathedral, and ending with burgers at the newly minted Hard Rock Cafe. This is further footage from the vacation in Iceland by our older daughter and her significant other, Greg Gay. 6:35 min.