So we all know what Mom really gets to do at the beach! What wonderful weather we have had this year!
I started this one with a transparent underpainting as I learned to do in a recent workshop with Dreama Tolle Perry.
Then I went on to add some opaques and also darken the figures.
Here we are cold again. My azaleas are blooming and the dogwoods all around are peeking through the woods like shy angels.
I'm dreaming of the beaches of my life. There has always been a beach either close by, such as when I lived there when my father was in training for the Navy, when I lived there as a young newlywed, and now just 2 1/2 hours away whenever I want to go. It still thrills me to walk along the shore and pick up treasures or to take my raft and float in on a wave.
At the Sea-Side
When I was down beside the sea
A wooden spade they gave to me
To dig the sandy shore.
My holes were empty like a cup.
In every hole the sea came up,
Till it could come no more. Robert Lewis Stevenson
When I got ready to paint Beau's image on my iPad I couldn't find the stylus so I just used my finger. I couldn't even remember how to work the great App Paper 53. Now, I wonder where that stylus went!
I saw this little hummingbird at the Zoo in Tucson, sipping on some pink flowers. I was so thrilled to see him and that he actually showed up in the picture! This is the first day of Leslie Saeta's 30 paintings in 30 days for January 2014.