West Beach, Two Ways

Monday, March 16, 2009

Walked down to the beach yesterday, since it was 50 degrees. There weren't many people about -- just a few intrepid couples and families. I decided to try painting the pier, even though I only had my small set of watercolors and my waterbrush. It was chilly, so I had to hurry. I thought the first painting was too precious-looking and suffered from an attempt to put too much detail in, so I tried it again with a more abstract hand. I liked the effect, but it looks too Caribbean (perhaps I was subconsciously painting where I'd LIKE to have been).

(Pencil and watercolors in small Moleskine watercolor sketchbook.)

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  1. I love the first one!
    Sometimes, I have to "get out" something stored inside me before I can get what I want on paper.
    So the first one is not your expression, but is like something I would do. The second one is your expression. That is very good also.