Monday, January 09, 2006

Illustration Friday: Sea

Girl by the Sea. I painted this way back in high school. My art teacher showed us how to stretch paper, handle a paint brush and mix colors. Best of all, she let us paint anything we wanted. This came straight from my imagination. Used no visual references so it has a naive look to it. I loved beaches, crashing waves and surrealism, can ya tell?

10 Comments:

Blogger Queen Tut said...

Its got such a nice feel to it! Great character and I like the sand people she is building. The waves are fab too.

2:14 AM  
Blogger ValGalArt said...

simply beautiful! i love the crashing waves behind her, i love how she is couched low and it draws your eyes down and around, love her sand shapes especially the sand hand reaching out! excellent work!!!

9:31 AM  
Anonymous Laura said...

Sand people rule! I love that you have these "folks" on the beach. I love the girl on the beach--she looks so happy and intense too. I like your new photo of yourself. Hope you are enjoying your time off with Kai too! I know I love having Candy home.

Keep up the great work [writing AND illustrating!]

Laura

11:34 AM  
Blogger steve said...

Great painting (pretty remarkable for way back in highschool). I'm glad you were able to find this and share it with us here!

2:10 PM  
Blogger ecm said...

hey queet tut, val, laura and steve! i'm so glad you enjoy this image. i takes me way back--when all i painted with was watercolor. i've since explored lots of other media (as you can tell from my other pieces) but painting with watercolor taught me a lot. thanks again for your nice feedback!

:-)

6:04 PM  
Blogger karen lee said...

Beautiful! I can almost hear the crashing waves and feel the sun on my back. It's transporting. Ahhh, wish you were here.

5:19 AM  
Blogger carla said...

This is wonderful! I love the subtle tones of the colors, and I love how you've rendered the stand scupltures...yes, I sure do see your love of surrealism! To answer your question, I am a water sign - Scorpoio - so I enjoyed writing about the sea this week:>

7:39 AM  
Blogger gudbrandsdottir said...

This is very nice, I love the soft touch of this painting!

4:03 AM  
Blogger ecm said...

thanks for your nice comments karen, carla and gudbrandsdottir! glad you like the style and feeling of it! yeah, i still love beaches and waves--love living by the ocean! :-)

10:46 AM  
Blogger LudaChristian said...

This is very nice... There's something about watercolors when they're done well.

Nice job!

5:42 PM  

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