Artangel really sent me
out of my comfort zone on this IA challenge.
Beach Treasures is the theme this week.
I love beach treasures.
I collect beach treasures.
I have a humongous basket of sea shells,
and enough sand dollars to open a sand dollar store.
But since the days too long ago to count,
when I lived at the beach and painted
watercolors of beach scenes,
I haven't painted any beach treasures.
Practice makes perfect,
and no practice makes a mess.
After a few false starts, this is my
beach treasure painting.
I was intrigued by the idea of the
splendid treasures we pick up and then
leave lying around forgotten when we think
maybe they're not that special after all.
Like this conch shell sitting forgotten on the chair arm.
In my mind, it's autumn and the beachcomber has
gone home (to the big city maybe), totally
forgetting the beautiful conch shell.
Perhaps while daydreaming in her little cubical
she realizes she never packed the shell
and wonders if it's still sitting there
on the arm of the chair.
Hmmm...well right now it is.
In the top photo, sunlight was streaming in
the window, and I don't normally photo my
paintings that way, but I couldn't resist.
The pic above is without the sunshine,
rather more boring.
Now that I have opened my new Etsy shop,
I can say the painting is in my shop! Yay!
When I said I was out of my comfort zone,
it's apparent when I see this in my shop.
This one has no whimsy, no cute girls,
no bright colors, nothing humorous...
it's the exact opposite of everything else there.
Which is a good thing, because
variety is the spice of life!
Please check out all the beach treasure art
at Inspiration Avenue. You'll be glad you did!
I will be linking this up with
Paint Party Friday also
since I finally completed something in time :)
Go see the incredible artists' work there too!