Our time at Siesta Key was the best.
We like to stay at a place right on the sand, and while it isn't fancy, it is my idea of a dream vacation spot. When my sisters and I stay there, we like to craft and look out the window at the waves. Sugarwings and I took it a step further and did our artwork out on the patio, listening to the ocean as we painted our view.
We found a sea sponge on the beach to use in texturizing our pictures. It was just what I needed to paint the sand, along with a few splatters from a rough brush. Sugarwings got into the splattering too, I'm glad we were using watercolors, or we might have had some issues with the management.... As it was, I had to ask her to do her splatters away from me, I was getting a few extra on my own painting.
This one is sunset with a wet on wet watercolor sky.
Same view, different angle, so that the small rise seems bigger, almost a hill. I worked from photos that taken on my ipad, and then propped up on the table to look at. I know there was a big ocean right in front of me, but I prefer using the photos.
The lighter green in the water is the sand bar and the area to the right is where we spread my Dad's ashes a few years ago.
This is one that I painted with acrylic paints after I got home, from a quick, watercolor sketch I did that day on the patio.
These are small, 9x12", and I'm not sure what I'll do with them. They are kind of small for the wall since they wouldn't show up in detail from across a room. The size isn't standard, I'd have to custom frame them. They aren't that good to spend too much money on getting them framed... so, I don't know if I'll spring for that. Maybe a standard frame with a custom cut mat is more affordable, then hang in a small area, like the bathroom?
They might just go into a scrapbook as a memory of a lovely time with my grand fairy at one of our favorite places.