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Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Beach Sentry


I did this 7 x 10 watercolor of the Fire Island Lighthouse in plein air last week. I really love lighthouses, and this one is one of the few that I've found that you can get close to from any angle. I did hike about 1/2 mile to get to be right in front, but it was worth the walk.

9 comments:

Lin said...

Joan!! You didn't wait for me!!! This is glorious!! And to do all this plein air is exceptional!!! BRAVA, cara!! It's GLORIOUS!

Holly Lombardo said...

well, well done! Love the thought of the beach right now..mmmm..and WELLS Beach too!!

Jo Castillo said...

You live in a beautiful area. This is great. You know me and red and blue! :)

Michelle Himes said...

Nice little painting of the lighthouse - pretty lighthouse, but I really like your sand and beach grasses. But what can I expect from someone who practically lives at the beach.

Joan said...

Lin - Thanks! Come to NY and we can do plein airs together!!

Holly - Thank you. We've been having nice days so I've been out plein air painting almost every day.

Jo - Thanks. I'm lucky that there are so many nice places here to paint.

Mickey - Thanks. Get your sandals ready for the beach. As soon as the water is warm enough to put more than a toe in, you're invited to join me for a few days.

"JeanneG" said...

You mean you actually swim when you are at the beach? I thought you just sat in a beach chair and painted. I love how you did the foreground. Don't see any lighthouses here.

Robyn said...

What a beautiful place, Joan. Your plein air watercolours are always impressive. I find your painting of sand and grasses exceptional.

Ai said...

I love this lighthouse. It is a little charming place. You did very well. I love your tiny bushes and sand dunes as well.

Joan said...

Jeanne - I don't really "swim" much at the beach. I tend to go in the water and cool off for a few minutes. Then I sit and sketch or read.

Robyn - Thanks. I think after spending so much of my life at the beach I've "absorbed" it. It's in my blood now.

Ai - Thank you. This particular lighthouse is great to paint because its so visible. You could sit in the parking lot and paint it if you wanted (and I have).