Friday, February 26, 2016

Over the Top

Watercolor & Ink, 4x6

The dunes rise in ranks coming back from the beach.  From the top of the tallest one, the path descends to the wet sand and waves.

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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Winter Walk, Beach Reflections

Pastel on UArt, 6x9

I'm amazed at how warm the colors colors at the beach can be on a chilly, winter morning.  The wind blows in the sea-smoke and blankets the horizon with haze, but the bright sun makes even the cold sand look warm. The beach is almost empty, except for a few people who briefly cast their reflections on the sand as they pass.

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Storm Rising

Watercolor & Ink, 4x6

When the winds of early summer blow from the ocean, the clouds roll in and the storms begin to rise.  The old sand fence and the beach daisies hold their place, while the sea oats bend with the wind.
Haiku for the day -
"The wind brings the storm.
"The sand fence and daisies hold,
"but the sea oats bend."  
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Friday, February 19, 2016

Pablo Creek, 3

Watercolor & Ink 4x6

This is a view of a bend in Pablo Creek where the creek widens and the banks have been cleared of debris by the recent rains.  The slanting sunlight throws a spotlight on the tree on the edge of the water.
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Thursday, February 18, 2016

Beach Daisies

Watercolor & Ink - 6x4

The sea oats put on their new feathery finery and join the beach daisies to blanket the dunes with golden color.
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Monday, February 15, 2016

Spring Sea Oats

Watercolor & Ink, 6x4

As the first expression of summer's promise, the sea oats push their green blades and seed heads through the old growth and up through the winter-drifted sand to crown the dunes with their fresh spring glory.

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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Winter Morning Color

Watercolor & Ink, 4x6

I created this little painting to display the brilliant colors that paint the beach early in on a winter morning.
Painting available on EBAY starting 2/10/16 - click HERE. 

Friday, February 5, 2016

Flowers Grow Everywhere

Watercolor & Ink on paper, 6x4

When life becomes discouraging, remember the lonely flowers that flourish in the high and lonely places.
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Breaking Close

Watercolor & Ink, 4x6

Following a winter storm, the clouds depart, the wind falls, and beach is bathed with bright sunlight.  At high tide the waves break close to the shore.
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Wednesday, February 3, 2016


Pastel on UArt, 240

I was inspired by this view of a tidal stream at low tide.  The foreground is in shadow from an unseen grove of oak trees to the left, but the middle ground and distance are in bright, hazy sunlight.  The winter has chased almost all the green from the marsh grass, and the gold and copper colors seem to set the marsh alight.
This study was done from memories and photographs, but I kept removing details until I reached the simple statement of color.  I left enough detail to identify place and time, but my goal was "simplicity."