Category Archives: beach

Tuscany Vase

Original photo taken with iPhone 6. If it wasn’t so tricky to drive in Tuscany I would spend every vacation in a four-wheeled vehicle driving through Italy. One needs to observe the rules of the road (different in the USA), and … Continue reading

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Sarasota in Flight

Suddenly I was surrounded by seagulls. They were flying around me. I snapped a photo. I have tried to capture, in watercolor, the gorgeous sun-drenched day as well as the sense of the birds flying all around. This is pen … Continue reading

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Fanciful Contour Drawing

Contour drawing is fun. No outlining, just inside shapes. Then add values of light, medium and dark and watch the shapes appear. Suddenly there is depth. All you need is pen and ink and paper.

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En Plein Air

For months, for a variety of reasons, I have not painted. A friend encouraged me to tote a borrowed easel and a stool, and paint at one of the local beaches.  I LOVED it!  I felt totally comfortable painting among … Continue reading

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Painting on Yupo

I love this synthetic paper. It’s made for watercolors. It’s freeing and forgiving and so much fun! I saw a demonstration a few weeks ago and I couldn’t wait to give it a try. Watching the colors mix on paper … Continue reading

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Painting the Still Life

So, here is the completed watercolor painting, including the modified hat color, beach, water, and sky. Now that I’m done, its off to the beach for me! What a way to spend a day!

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How to Spend the Day

Here is a photo of the still life that I painted.  Next is the actual watercolor 11 X 14, arches 140 lb cold press paper. Setting up a still life is not an easy task. Merry, my friend and art … Continue reading

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