Tuesday, January 26, 2010

"Beach Trash"


"Beach Trash"
Journal Page in my Nature Sketchbook
8" x 8"
Watercolor
Sometime back, Chris and I had a few days to play at the beach. I've been working on putting together a "beach page" in my nature sketchbook ever since. It's been slow going with holidays, studio remodels and such getting in the way. Both of the days that we went to the beach were immediately after storms had blown in from the Gulf of Mexico.

There's always fun "beach trash" to find when the wind kicks up the wave action - shells, coral, feathers, seed pods, shark's teeth, coquina shells, just to mention a few. This is a WIP as I still have quite a bit of "refuse" from our walks to add to the page. The other cool thing about a page like this is I can keep adding to it as I find things along the shoreline.

If you're hankering for some "beach time" why not join me on an "Imaginary Visit to the Beach?" It's a virtual trip to the beach to capture some of Mother Natures gems, jewels and tidal pools. The class starts on Friday, February 5th, so there's still time for you to grab your sketchbook and join in! If you would like more information please visit Imaginary Trips!

10 comments:

  1. Fun page Laure. As you already know, I'm looking forward to our visit to the beach! In fact, I tore up some papers for my journal today. I'm making a little pamphlet stitched journal this time around instead of the accordion fold one. And the pages will be just a bit bigger too - 5 1/2 X 7 1/2, portrait orientation - so I could fold the paper with the grain.

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  2. I would not call these beach findings trash. It is a delightful sketch. I am always happy when I find this type of ephemera.

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  3. Nice! I'm looking forward to the beach trip, too. This will be fun!

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  4. your watercolors are so beautiful. i just love the fine details.

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  5. I'm excited and this page is just a tease!

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  6. that is one of the funniest spammer comments i've ever seen!what could 'overthrow veritable fabulously misled' possibly mean?

    as for the beach, imaginary trips are the only ones i'm taking right now - i'm as landlocked as one could possibly be. your page is a delight!

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  7. Should be fun!! I'm excited.... who else wants to come join the FUN?

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  8. Laure, I can not wait for this class to start. I'm in definitely need for a little beach time!

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  9. I always love the colors of the sea, the shore, the shells.... great idea to add to the page as you find more treasures! (but then, you're generally full of good ideas!)

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  10. Aaah, can't wait for the beach class to begin!

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