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Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Beach Fashion

This is another small 4 x 6 inch painting done at the beach. The little kids look so cute with their sunhats and bathing suit. This one even had crocs on her feet.

Friday, July 20, 2007

Sketches from the Ferry

I was on the Cross Sound Ferry from Orient Point to New London and then back. I did one of these each way.
They were done in my 5 x 7 sketchbook with a sepia ink pen and watercolors. It's a fun place to sketch people that have nowhere to go for the 1 1/2 hr trip.

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Digging Deep

There is an endless variety of subjects to paint at the beach. There is always someone building something, or digging something, or jumping waves, or... So many scenes, so little time. This mini painting is 3 1/2 x 5.

Friday, July 13, 2007

Quick Dip

Here is a mini (3 1/2 x 5) watercolor I did at the beach yesterday. It's not easy to capture people who are in the water. They move around a lot!

Thursday, July 12, 2007


I find it hard to resist painting little kids at the beach. They always look so happy, but they are hard to do because they move around so much. This is 4 x 6. I wish I had sketched her more to the right, but I knew I had to take what I had because she wouldn't be there for long.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007


This 7 x 10 painting was done for the WDE on WetCanvas. I visited Yosemite years ago and loved it. This is the perfect painting to show off the charms of Yosemite.

Thursday, July 5, 2007

Ocean Path

I've been walking up this path at the beach lately and decided I needed to paint it, but larger than the tiny ones I've been doing at the beach. This is 7 x 10. The beach grasses and the fences always amaze me. There are thousands of variations with them.

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Bath Buildings

This watercolor was done for a Weekend Drawing Event on WetCanvas. It is 7 x 10 from a reference of Sally Lunn's House in Bath, England.

Monday, July 2, 2007

New Orleans Pride

This is a "shot-gun" house in New Orleans. It is a 7 x 10 painting done for WetCanvas's Weekend Drawing Event from reference photos that were provided by the hostess. I love the architecture of New Orleans...so proud and lovely. I have such good memories of the trip I took there a few years ago, and it breaks my heart to think of all that the people of New Orleans went through and continue to go through.