Friday, February 27, 2009

FLORIDA SUNRISE


This past week I have been enjoying working on several small paintings of the surf. This morning, my friend Donna and I drove to the beach at 7:00 a.m. to take photos. It has been many years since I was there that early and I forgot how peaceful and wonderful it is in the early morning. Only a few people were around, just the birds and the sun and the wonderful surf rolling in. We took many, many photos and I hurried home to see how they turned out. I painted two of them this afternoon. Donna and I made a commitment to return soon for another Florida sunrise over the surf.

This is one of my paintings from today. 8x10 oil on canvas panel. It is in my Etsy store available for purchase.

7 comments:

Paula Villanova said...

Ohhh...I've seen that sunrise and your painting makes me nostalgic to see it again! Nicely done!

Kim VanDerhoek said...

Oh my gosh Carol, it dawned on me that I haven't visited your blog in a while and now that I'm here, boy have I been missing out. You have so many beautiful new paintings! These beach paintings are wonderful! You composed both of these well and used strong saturated color. Really nice paintings!

Sheila said...

I love all things related to the sea. [okay maybe not the great white nipping at my heels] I love this Carol.

pencilportraits said...

I feel as though I am gazing out at those waves already

jennifer woodburn said...

Wow Carol. I love your paintings of the ocean (and am jealous that you live so close!). You manage to both cature a dynamic scene, and infuse the painting with just brilliant colours!

Carolann said...

I keep meaning to get up early and see the sunrise over the sea, its just 30 mins away from me, the weather is so unpredictable sometimes the clouds are thick and it's just grey. Hopefully I'll be lucky this year. Love this painting, I find waves difficult because of the perspective but they look really convincing. You have a wonderful painting here.

Michelle Burnett said...

Such a lovely, calming painting!

(Also, you have been tagged!)

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