Going to the beach. Feel like joining me? The water is warm, really!
Looking at the surf, the sand, the crashing waves. Relaxing…..
Strolling along, playing in the warm wet sand. My feet are wet, and pants now soaked to the knees!
Just having some fun, down at the beach.
It can be So inviting.
And then, so stormy, dark and rough.
Always something New
So many faces of the sea, the beach, the shoreline.
Something new, something different every time.
No wonder we never become tired of going down to the beach.
I don’t go nearly as often as I’d like. It is a bit of a drive for me.
I should go more often though.
In a couple of homes, we lived just a few blocks away from the water.
Fortune smiled. Lucky!!
Living so close to the water was a real treat for me and I would take full advantage of it, nearly every day.
That’s most likely the origins of my “Zen Strolls” come to think about it.
That regular ‘zen’ experience of strolling the shores, was certainly a period of time that has impacted my art.
These walks and their images are imbedded in my mind.
And, you probably can tell this, through the art I create and how I create it.
I think, this is one of the reasons I so strongly advocate beginners paint outside.
To paint from Real Life, from real objects.
Things that they can touch and feel.
Things that reach in and touch them.
Not to rely, depend, need, photographic references for every painting they create.
Touch the audience
It is this way, that the Spark, vigor and vitality of the subject (whatever it is) can be conveyed onto the paper or canvas.
If the artist has been touched and moved emotionally by the subject,
then they have a chance to create something that touches and moves the audience…the viewers.
Which is, of course my goal in painting.
To express and touch, to move the audience.
Sometimes I win, sometimes I lose.
But, I always have that as my destination.
Sea and Beach Images
Beach and Sea shore photographs and paintings showing the differing moods, days, feelings the sea and shore evokes in us.
The Sea and beach, for me its a bit of zen.
My Featured Painting “Going to the Beach” was done in oils, on canvas.
The canvas size was 3′ x4′ it was large and fun! I used a brush this time.