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A Little Beach Shack

"Little Beach Shack" (11.5x7.5 watercolor on paper)

I love the beach but have never painted a beach scene. It is my first and it’s a great time of year to be thinking back on summer days. Ugh! Winter hasn’t even started. I drew the preliminary drawing on site back on a beautiful October morning then put it aside for a while. I finally got around to finishing it this week. It was funny, my kids asked me where this nice place was. It is only the shack we see as we enter the beach, we must have gone by it a hundred times! I mulled over this landscape the whole summer. I love the play of the sun on the weathered wood and sand. It turns it into various shades of gold making the shadows look so rich against it. The blue boat thrown on the side ready to be taken out, the flora in front. Whoever lives here must really enjoy this. A true beach lover, with bleached hair and tanned leathery skin, ready to set sail at a moment’s notice. Someone like me, having to lug everything from home, has to be benevolently jealous.


  1. You really set us back a few months with this beautiful summer painting. The colors are gorgeous and you probably made this shack much more eye catching than in reality...painters license:-)

  2. Jane, I have a hard time letting go of summer! Thank you for your nice comment!

  3. Dear Celia - found your blog through Rhonda at Watercolors and words - your art is your colors - they are so brilliant. Took time to read through a couple of your posts. Glad to meet you. Take care and have a good week.

  4. Debbie, it's so nice to meet you! Thank your for your sweet comments. I checked out your blog too and its a honor that you took the time to see my work!


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