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”.
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.
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.
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!
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.