Feb 20, 2011

Summer Fun

....or at least that's what it looks like in my art room!!
I enjoyed making that first sand pail & shovel so much that I've done two more. What a darling set they make. I'm quite sure there will be more to come.
I can already see the direction that the new season will take....and I like it!

Feb 12, 2011

Beach Toys

Staying with the "coastal " theme....but taking a break from the beachscapes, I decided to play with toys! Beach toys. I just finished this 6"x6" canvas of a pail & shovel. I enjoyed this one so much that I'm thinking of making a series small beach toy pieces.

I did this one slightly different than I usually do. I created the background by putting down all the different images, text, music, etc...then going over the entire thing with a pale blue wash to unify it.
From there I continued the usual process of the torn paper paintings.

Feb 8, 2011

More Boats

Just finished another beachscape...this one is 12x24". Nice big size.
After having done the two  pieces with boats in them for the Boston Childrens Hospital (see previous post), I liked the idea of adding that element in more often.
Along with the boats I popped a few birds, gulls, flying overhead. Not sure if the pick will allow you to see all three boats as well as the birds....but you get the idea.
Now that this one is finished....I need to do something a little different. Love the beaches...but may take a short break from them. Hmmm....we'll see.