When we traveled to the Pacific Northwest a few years ago, we stayed at a darling B&B in Coupeville, which is on Whidbey Island in Washington State. Coupeville is a quaint seaside town, and we enjoyed walking to the wharf to see vibrant starfish in the clear water beneath us. The wharf was peaceful except for the sound of gently lapping water and an occasional sea bird, and it was a fabulous spot to experience amazing sunsets.
This painting represents the moodiness of the sunsets we experienced there. (Sorry that the picture borders look so wonky, but I photographed it at an odd angle.) Hope you are doing well, and thanks for stopping by!
Today’s Doodlewash prompt is ocean, which immediately brings to mind our favorite family vacation spot in North Carolina along the Atlantic Ocean coastline. One of our favorite ocean activities is beach-combing and searching for fossilized sharks’ teeth, and here is where it all begins.
Although we find quite a few sharks’ teeth during our vacation, it’s been a few years since we’ve found a sizable one; you’d think it would be easy because sharks shed approximately 35,000 teeth in a lifetime! Either way, it is fun to spend time in the surf – one of my favorite places to be. 🦈 🏝
Here we are at week four of World Watercolor Month. It is flying by!
Day 22 – Rainforest
Day 23 – Beach Fun
Day 24 – Treats (Macarons)
Day 25 – Shades of Pink
Day 26 – Natural Wonders (Beach, Ocean, Sunset)
Day 27 – Fruit
Day 28 Metallic
Only a few more to go!
Again, here’s a little more info on
World Watercolor Month and the mission to help young artists through The Dreaming Zebra
Foundation. This is a charity providing support so that
children and young adults are given an equal opportunity to explore and develop
their creativity in the arts.
Thanks for stopping by!
In yet another attempt to loosen up my watercolors, I gave pastels a try. It is more difficult to get fine details with pastels, at least for me, so I signed up for a couple of excellent online classes.
These three paintings (yes, they are still called paintings even though paint was not used!) were lessons taught by Lindsay Weirich, aka The Frugal Crafter. I love her easy teaching approach, and even though I did not have all the colors she used in her demonstrations, they turned out pretty well for a newbie. I like that I could upload my projects into her teaching platform and ask questions, and in her critique she had kind words to say about my efforts (and I now have a list of colors I want to buy). Actually, her videos have helped tremendously with my watercolor skills in the past, too, and she’s the reason I wanted to learn more!
This last one was a tutorial taught by Art Tutor. They also have a platform to upload student work, but I have neglected to do so just yet. I enjoy getting critiques from the instructors because it is an important tool in learning!
I’m almost finished with a watercolor I have been working on for the past month. Watch for it next week! Thanks for stopping by, and have a great weekend!