Repost from 2011
I grew up on the Gulf Coast and still love going to the beach. I’m not one for swimming in the surf but walking along the edge, digging my feet into the sand and picking up a few shells in the salt breezes refreshes and relaxes me like nothing else. After many years away from the beach, my husband and I got to go to Charleston last year and Virginia Beach this year! I’ve been painting ocean scenes ever since!
In this canvas I hope to capture some of my feelings about the beach. I often paint with acrylics, as in this small canvas, since they’re so compatible with collage. I’ve collaged a line I found in an old book (that I’m altering) “put away your sorrow”, (in what will be) under the surf.