Icelandic scenery is spectacular: vast open areas with almost no sign of human habitation surrounded by volcanic mountains and weird lava formations. The glaciers are dramatic and huge and numerous. The highlands countryside has more colors of green than I know how to paint. Waterfalls everywhere complete with rainbows. Hot springs and the original "geysir" which gave all other geysers their name. Absolutely magnificently beautiful.
My Icelandic trip started me on a new kind of abstract painting. An attempt to capture the light reflecting off the fast moving water above Goðafoss (Waterfall of the Gods) evolved into a looser, more intuitive style. It's amazing how realistic some of these new abstracts are ... a reflection of how strange and alien looking parts of Iceland are (courtesy of its violent geology).