Wednesday, September 14, 2022
Another 8x10 oil pastel. Back in the summer of 2021 we rented a beach house in Atlantic Beach, NC for 10 days and had a nice summer vacation there. My three grandkids all enjoyed going in the water, and this painting is from a reference photo I took of my grandson Patrick, then 6, riding his boogie board.
Thursday, September 01, 2022
Last summer my daughter-in-law and three grandkids and I rented a beach house in Atlantic Beach, NC for a summer vacation. Just two blocks from the beach, and a 5-minute ride to my sister’s house.
All over the beach everyone had these wonderful lightweight beach shades. My sister had one too. Quick and easy for even a single person to set up, and only needs the slightest of breezes to work.
It’s a Shibumi by name. Googling taught me that “shibumi” is a Japanese word, roughly translating as “effortless perfection”. A perfect name for these. I ended up buying one for my daughter-in-law for her birthday.
However this painting is from a reference I took of my sister’s shibumi, the day her husband took us all out on his boat and we spent the day at Shackleford Banks.
Next oil pastel is a painting of salt marshes. Where I live in Florida there are many salt marshes, and where I spent summer vacation in Canada for 40+ years there were lots of salt marshes too. Despite the distance in miles they look very similar.
So the embarrassing thing is that I found this reference photo printed out, and I have no clue where is is! I don’t even recognize it. Florida? Canada? I have no idea. LOL.