Saturday, 1 March 2008

Beachscape Finished

Michelle came and stayed for a couple of days this week and it was so nice! She has been so bored stuck at home for the past two months and her injuries are still preventing her from returning to work. The physiotherapy is helping but they have to take things slowly. Anyway, we were the answer to breaking the daily boredom for her.

Today I decided to finish the beachscape I started a while ago and, try as I might, I just could not manage a decent photo of it, sorry. One thing I have learned from this painting is that I'm not a beachscape artist. Maybe I just need more practice or maybe I should stick to animals. lol However, this painting is sentimental because my reference was a photograph I'd taken of three of my kids. Aaron, now 9, was only 2 years old then.
Look at the Waves
Matisse Acrylics on 24"x12" gallery-wrapped canvas
© Serena Lewis
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I had so much fun with the Valentine's Day journal page that I decided to do a similar background for a mixed media piece I'm working on.
Mixed media on 12"x12" gallery-wrapped canvas
© Serena Lewis
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I think I'll get an early night tonight as I have a migraine hanging over me. Nighty-night to all.

20 comments:

  1. Oh, this is just beautiful! You can definitely consider yourself a beachscape artist.

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  2. Serena, I just tried to leave a comment and something weird happened. I hope I'm not repeating myself. I love this painting! The color, sense of light and space, are perfect. I can feel the salt air! And I especially like the pose of the figures and their reflections. I would say you are a 'beachscape artist' :)

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  3. Oh,Serena!!!

    Indeed, what a sweet memory this piece must be for you...BUT, whatever do you mean "you're not a beachscape artist"????? (It must be your migraine talking...) ;)

    Your beach scene is fabulous...I love the scale of the people...and the reflection of the wet sand, and the never ending pulse of those frothy white waves...I can actually HEAR them! Oh, and that vista...WOW! Your water is so so-so believable!!!

    I am making this piece my very own personal mental retreat...and I want to be there...now!

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  4. Thanks so much, Teri ~ :)

    I only received the second comment, Ann, so thanks for persevering and thank you for your lovely comment. :)

    Margaret Ann, thank you for leaving such a beautiful comment. :)

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  5. Serena, that is lovely work! The beach scene is excellent!
    Hope you feel better tomorrow :)
    bye
    Maria

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  6. Serena, the beach painting is gorgeous and the mixed media piece is lovely. I'm glad you had a nice visit from Michelle. I hope that she will continue to heal and get better!

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  7. Thanks, Maria and Luci ~ :)

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  8. I would agree with everyone else. This is a lovely painting and I can't imagine why you don't think you're a beachscape artist!

    Thank you for visiting my blog today, and ofr leaving such a nice comment. I do hope your migraine is better.

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  9. Thanks for dropping by and leaving such a nice comment, Janet. I guess I'm my own worst critic because I'm not used to doing landscapes or beachscapes. I think everyone's supportive comments have made me feel much better about the painting. :)

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  10. Oh my gosh Serena, your artwork is so beautiful ad detailed...totally amazing! Those drawings of the eyes and mouth just blew me away!Thank you for taking the time to say hi.

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  11. I'm wondering why you think you're not a seascape artist. I think this is amazing! I love the colors and the serenity and warmth in the picture.

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  12. Both of these are just beautiful...so different from each other but beautiful in their own ways.

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  13. Serena, obviously you are your own worst critic; the beach scene is lovely! Such a visual treat, too, for those of us who just got buried in 2 feet of snow! Thanks for sharing!

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  14. I seriously do NOT understand when you typed the words "I am not a beachscape artist". This - THIS - is STUNNING! I love it Serena! The beach looks so wet and perfect and the waves and sky are wonderful and I think the placement of the figures is perfect.

    Love the romantic pattern as well. Very nice Serena. You have many talents.

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  15. Thanks, guys....with all your wonderful support, how could I not feel much better about the painting? You're the best!

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  16. Your beach scene is beautiful Serena! The colour of your water is stunning, moving onto the beach...I love it!
    Ronell

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  17. Well, you're definitely a Beachscape Artist in my book, this painting is gorgeous, the light is so clear in it, I can almost smell the sea ... brilliant!

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  18. I think your beachscape is lovely! Great colors and wonderful job on the waves.

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  19. Serena I love your beach scene. I think it does evoke the sense of love you feel for your children. Very nice.

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  20. Thank you, Ronell, Mariana, Anne and Boyd ~ :)

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