Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Tools of the Sandcastle Trade 11x14 Oil

This is the painting that I ruined my camera for!  Gale force winds and I needed to get 'lower' to paint and not have my easel fly away - lost my balance getting onto the sand and when I leaned over to right myself my camera dug into the soft beige sand.  Many trips to the wonderful folks at Mid State Camera (how long a drive can it be to get to 'mid state' in Rhode Island?) and I'm now 'sand free'.  I hope.   I liked the looseness and playfulness of this painting, and the Happy colors.  Reminded me of days at the beach with my kids.


Katie May said...

Ahh more summer paintings! My girls are chomping at the bit to get to the beach...ANyway thanks for the advice on shows. Obviously I do want to start small. I wouldn't even be trying if i hadn't prodded non stop by a friend who is an artist. I need moreconfidence I guess! I will look into your suggestions. I actually just got a listing on the Ipswich Cultural Council website, and in the process they asked to come to meetings and help with shows, etc. It's a start!
And full time job doing this is just what I would love! It would let me stay home if we have another little one...:-) Thanks!

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

I like the color in this one. Oh, the camera saga. :(