Summer Lovin’



Greetings from Rhode Island!

They call it the Ocean State, but I think they should call it the Beach State.

I have been working on a bunch of mini paintings for my July 19th art show.

The single seagull measures 5×7″ and the seagull pair measure 3×4″.  When the paintings get this small I think they fall under the category of “cute”.

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My inspiration came from a walk by the seawall in Newport.  They call it the Cliff Walk.  It’s a long path that winds around the mansions of the Vanderbilt’s and other Industrial big wigs of the 19th century.

Of course the estates are astonishing, but I just can’t keep my eyes off the gulls.  They crack me up.  They aren’t afraid of humans, they’re sneaky little buggers and quite frankly they are very beautiful.

Each time I see them (which is quite often!), I use them as a reminder of how thankful I am to live by the sea.

It’s a dream come true.

There’s just so much beauty around me. It’s hard to drink it all in.


  1. Hi Mary, I love these paintings. I also do watercolors and enjoy seeing the work of others who work in the same medium. I also love Rhode Island. We vacation on Block Island almost every year. It is a lovely place and with bluffs and the most amazing rocks on the beaches. I don’t know if you have ever visited Block Island, but if you have a chance please go.

    1. We vacation in BI EVERY summer too! Kidred spirits??? I actually have a Block Island category in my blog for painting and photos from there. I go in a couple of weeks and I will have my watercolor set with me for sure! Still looking for the glass orbs too!

      1. Who knows…maybe we have already crossed paths there! I have found some interesting things on the beaches. We love Clayhead the best. I love creating cairns and photographing them too.

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