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.