PETROHUE, CHILE, watercolor

Petrohue, Chile, watercolor, 4x6 in.
South America Cruise series # 31

In the language of the original natives of South America, called: Mapudungun, "hue" means place, and "Petro" flies. So "Petrohue" means "the place of flies, according to our guide, Roberto. From Puerto Montt we took a taxi to this area, Petrohue, to see these beautiful waterfalls rumbling down. It was raining, so I painted this watercolor from the pictures I took at the moment. Roberto was  very knowledgeable and explained very well the geography, language, and culture of the area.