Wednesday, July 23, 2008

lobster buoys

Lobster buoys wash up onto the rocks and beaches all along the coast of Maine. Although I don't collect them myself, many others do, and hang them all around there homes. They are so wonderfully bright and colorful, that of course, I love to paint them. So I either sit in front of people's houses and sketch or I take a snap and scurry on.  This was two of my ten pages done for Nina's Maruman called "Multitude". You can see the progress of our exchange here.

10 comments:

Stephanie said...

love the variety of buoys! your colors and shadows are great!

Deb said...

It's great! Love it!!!!

anne m bray said...

those purple shadows make it sing!

Knitting Painter Woman said...

I'm with Ms. Bray-- the purple shadows are terrific. Did you go to Cape Ann as well?

Linda T said...

Love the colors and super handling of the watercolor. I didn't know they washed up on shore all the time.

Ann said...

Those luscious colors are so wonderful. I kept clicking on the image to enlarge it, so simply stated yet so full of life.

seesue said...

LOve your bouys, love all your sketches!

The Happy Painter said...

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kazumiwannabe said...

That's a great collection! Beautiful, with all these colors...

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Oh wow. This is really really beautiful. You know, your drawings and paintings give me such a sense of where you live. Not just through lanscapes but through ALL of your drawings. It's not often that happens, I don't think. Great stuff.