This month our Virtual Paint Out Group is traveling to Ecuador.
First a bit of geography -
Ecuador, a country of about 16 million people straddles the equator in north-western South America. Bordered by the Pacific Ocean on the west, Columbia on the north and by Peru on the east and south, it has a land mass of approximately 107,000 sq miles, roughly the size of Nevada. One of the most biodiverse countries, the climate ranges from tropical and rainy at the coast, temperate and dryer in the inland mountains, to tropical rainforest in the Amazonian jungle lowlands. The central regions are mountainous with many active volcanoes. Mt. Chimborazo is the highest mountain at 20,577 ft. Evidence of the earliest inhabitants date back to 8060 BC. The Galapagos Islands, located in the Pacific, 650 miles west of the mainland, became part of Ecuador in 1832.
|My Kindle with reference photo and my initial lay-in.|
|Chimborazo Region, Ecuador, 9x12, oil|
Thank you for visiting,