Beach Scenes in watercolor

The summer of 2o14, I was able to go to the beach two times. On the first trip, I was afforded the opportunity to stay in a friend’s home that was on the sound side.  There at the doorstep was the still brackish water outlined by mussels and marsh grasses.  I was the first time that I was able to navigate the sound waters in a kayak, a perspective that is so close to the water’s surface that I imagined that this is what a heron or an egret sees.  The painting I made was not from the kayak, perhaps that will come later, but it was from the deck overlooking the sound, about 30 feet up. It is observational.

Topsail Sound, 7-2014 watercolor&caulk on paper

Topsail Sound, 7-2014
watercolor&caulk on paper

On the second trip, I was afforded the opportunity to stay in another friend’s home that was close to the oceanfront.  While my family enjoyed floating in the water, napping and walking along the shore, I painted. It was quick and observational, but more of a study in color.  The sky, the surf and the sand mesh together into a rainbow of blues and greens and yellows and browns that makeup one of my favorite landscapes.  As I sat there, brush in hand, the colors were shifting so quickly in the surf that the resulting painting is more of an impression, a collection of observations into one painting.

Ocean Isle, 8-2014 watercolor&caulk on paper

Ocean Isle, 8-2014
watercolor&caulk on paper

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