Thursday, April 18, 2013

Sand and Surf

The hours are flying by! Hanging out by myself, taking long walks on the beach, reading, and painting is a dream vacation. Might have to do it again sometime. :)
First painting today are these little pretties I found on the beach. I will admit to placing the green stone (or maybe it's glass?) next to the shell before taking the photo reference.
Shore Art 1, 6 x 6 pastel

This next painting is exactly as I found it in the sand. Nature did a very good job of arranging the shapes and colors in a pleasing composition, and all I had to do was take the picture and create the painting. After a bit of experimentation I came up with a way to do the "sand". I used a small paint brush to "sweep" bits of color off the pastel stick and let it fall onto the paper. Then I rolled it with a smooth glass so that the particles would "stick" to the painting. So cool!

Shore Art 2, 6 x 6 pastel

I came upon this beach access and instinctively knew it would make a good painting. So many artists have painted their own version of a "trail to the beach" and this is my first entry into that category. I didn't spend too much time on this painting, but it turned out rather pleasing anyway. :)

Beach Access, 8 x 10 pastel

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