Tag Archives: Beach

In the Waves

It was a stormy evening and I sketched my grown kids as they played in the waves. I liked the way they leapt into the swells, raising their arms, and shouting. It was good to see them having so much … Continue reading

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Looking North along Waimanalo Beach

This morning I got up early and walked down to the beach for this sketch. Yesterday I painted the view along the beach looking south. Today’s sketch is from the same spot but looking north.

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First Look at Waimanalo Beach

We arrived at Waimanalo about an hour before sunset and walked down to the beach for a first look. This is a very quick sketch in a very small sketchbook, a first sketch of the week, to help me begin … Continue reading

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Gray Skies at Torrey Pines II

This is the second of two sketches I started two days ago. It is very similar to the one I posted Thursday but has two figures in the foreground. In both cases, I used a limited palette of white along … Continue reading

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Gray Skies at Torrey Pines

It was overcast today at Torrey Pines, and the hill in the background seemed to be part of the sky. After a bit, the light changed, and I put this sketch aside to work on a second sketch. Now I … Continue reading

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Wave Watcher

I spent the morning at Torrey Pines State Beach and sketched this figure sitting out by the waves. This is an acrylic and gouache sketch on a sheet of 12 X 12- inch black paper.

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Waders

I was painting very quickly, just doing exercises to try to capture the movement of the water. When these two youngsters walked into my sketch, there was still room for them, so I added them in, and it made a picture. The … Continue reading

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One Last Afternoon at the Beach

We spent a last afternoon on the beach yesterday and I did my best to soak up as much of the scene as possible. Mazatlan is a charming city with a gracious people. The seaside, framed by old brightly painted … Continue reading

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Looking North along the Olas Altas in Mazatlan

I sometimes enjoy making quick sketches, like this one from the beach yesterday. The rapid changes of the sea, people, and light lend an urgency to the decision making and leave very little time to hesitate over a difficult call. … Continue reading

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Torrey Pines Beach

It is worth the 30-minute drive to paint at Torrey Pines. The day was gorgeous, slightly cold, and windy enough for good wave action. I focused on capturing the water current and cloud action with my brushstrokes. This is a … Continue reading

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Setting Up a Sun Shade

Today was a travel day and, while I am glad to be back home, I am sad that I did not paint today. I drew this a few days ago when I was sketching on the beach in Florida. I … Continue reading

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Beach Frisbee at Sunset

I stood on the balcony sketching as the sun went down. I don’t know which was harder, trying to catch the quick motions of the people or the fleeting colors of the sky.  Both were gorgeous and I worked as … Continue reading

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At the Beach

This evening after swimming in the warm water along the Florida coast I made several quick sketches with white pastel line in a small 9 x 9 inch black paper sketchbook. Later, long after most people went to bed, I … Continue reading

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Morning at Kapi’olani Beach 

Although I did not have much time for sketching yesterday, I did get this fast sketch of early sunbathers at Kapi’olani Beach before we took off for the day at the Pearl Harbor Memorial. I think it works better than … Continue reading

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