Monday, February 20, 2012

Illustration Friday - Fluid

Fluid no.1

I do believe in a certain amount of serendipity and this week's word on Illustration Friday is Fluid.  When I first started painting I was painting mostly landscapes and seascapes and I love them but I always felt that there were SO MANY talented painters out there painting the very same local scenes.  I didn't feel like I could compete.  Over the years I have tried experimenting with other styles and medium but I was always keenly aware that people responded most favorably to my landscapes, especially if there was water involved.  For the last few months I have felt a strong pull to paint the ocean but something was holding me back.  I played around with different things for Illustration Friday and my days get hectic and the painting gets put on hold.  So when the word this week was fluid and I found myself stuck at home with a cold it felt very right to paint the ocean.  I had a bit of a mad weekend, my wonderful husband kept the kids busy and I painted like crazy.  Despite not feeling well it was so fun and I felt alive with creative energy.

The painting above is acrylic on 12x30 stretched canvas.  It is number one in what will be a three painting series (I'm well into Fluid no.2!)

The below painting is Butterfly Beach, also acrylic on 11x14 canvas.  I've painted 3 or 4 painting of this beach and so far it's on of my favorite subjects.

A busy weekend
Leave me a comment, if you'd like, I love to read them! 


  1. I love the blues of the ocean, It is special that you gave time to paint these.

  2. They're lovely! There's something so relaxing about a beach scene!

  3. Beautiful and poetic images. I also like the photo including your really makes it seem like you can walk right out onto that wonderful beach!

  4. Thanks so much! That is funny about my DOES look like that. :)

  5. thanks for your comment glad you liked the pic
    like you sea side scapes
    oh by the way nice toe ring
    michael dailey

  6. Sighhh... I wish I were there now! I love how you captures the surf.