Sunday, July 16, 2006

Beach Art: Sacrifice

I took my sketchbook to the beach. This time I brought a cheapo set of watercolors. You know, the kind you get in your Christmas stocking when you’re a kid. I used a sand pail and ocean water to paint with.

It was kind of fun sacrificing “real” art materials, though it was hard to paint with the wind blowing and the sand and all.

You can click here to see one of the sand castles we made this trip or, click here to see some sketches from a previous trip.



This is a sketch of a chair and an umbrella. There was actually a guy sitting in the chair but I left him out. After I started the sketch the wind was so strong that he got up and shut the umbrella. What's that all about?? Hey buddy, I'm trying to paint!



I sketched this one sitting on the deck in the afternoon. It's the beach house across the street from us. I don't think anyone was staying there. There was no car in the drive way and no lights on or anything.



Here's another chair. I did a lot of chairs. But what else is there on the beach? Umbrella I guess, but mostly chairs.

By the way, did you click here yet??

9 comments:

Jana Bouc said...

Wow! Nice job, and even if they were kids watercolors they pictures are beautiful. Such a sacrifice, going to the beach and painting! Funny!

Kaya said...

Nice watercolours, sometimes cheap materials help free you up. Great colours and shadows.

mel said...

that's beautiful!

Alina Chau said...

beautiful watercolor paintings!

Brandi said...

Beautiful work, doesnt seem like it was much of a sacrifice for your skills but I totally know that you mean! I am working mostly digital these days, without my computer I would surely be sacrificing!

little panda said...

Wow,...
so beautiful watercolor illustration. Amazing.

deardeedle said...

Wow. I think they're beautiful and I cannot believe you painted them with kid watercolors. I am very very impressed. I think I like the beach chair the best - although I really do like the shape and colors in the umbrella.

Naru said...

emotional. I love this!

Jaimie said...

I love your loose colorful style.