This 6″ x 8″ watercolor painting on paper is of the entrance to beautiful Flamenco Beach on the island of Culebra, in Puerto Rico. Glimmering turquoise waters, coconut trees, and a warm breeze envelop your senses as you gently walk through the sand and into the water! Prints available for purchase here – http://www.saatchiart.com/art/Painting-An-Afternoon-at-Flamenco-Beach-Puerto-Rico/842088/2786529/view
I surprised my wife on New Year’s Eve with this watercolor painting, which is of her sitting in the water almost 12 years ago in Formentera. Formentera is the smallest of the Balearic Islands, which are a part of Spain.
Vacation in Florida!
Earlier this year, my wife, son and I went down to Palm Harbor, Florida to visit my parents in the same house that my grandmother used to live in. I think our son slept nearly the whole drive there, which was like a dream come true for him! We jokingly said it was the best day of his life.
Seeing the Ocean for the First Time!
During our visit, we went to Honeymoon Island one evening, which was our son’s first time seeing the ocean. He was actually asleep in his car seat as we pulled up, so we carried him in his seat over to the beach, and plopped down while watching the sun slowly go down over the waves. You could smell the sea salt, hear the songs of the seagulls, and feel a light breeze in the air. To these peaceful, natural sounds, our son woke up in his seat and gazed out upon the ocean for the first time. I think he really connected with the nature…he usually cries when he wakes up, but he was as peaceful as could be, as he gently woke up while peering out into the beautiful seascape.
Oil Portrait Painting
After a few minutes passed, we all got up and waded out into the water and took photos. This 11″ x 14″ oil painting on canvas is based off of one of those photos, while my wife was holding him:
You’ve just enjoyed a plate of fresh fruit and seafood at a small and charming seaside restaurant, and you’re now walking it off in the warm evening air, as the setting sun shimmers along the waters next to you.
– 4″ x 6″ Acrylic Painting on Canvas Paper, dated 3/4/15 on back
Imagine camping out on the beach, gazing up at the thousands of stars in the midnight blue sky, and drifting off to sleep to the sounds of the waves. When you wake up in the morning to the natural alarm clock of the seagulls singing, the morning sun is coming over the horizon and casting a sunny hue over the ocean and sand!
– Impressionistic acrylic painting on 5″ x 7″ canvas paper
Got a chance to paint this beach painting a couple days ago while my son was napping…
This is the kind of painting you can just look into and imagine yourself there!
Lately, my art studio has been used as an organization room, while I’ve been creating art in other rooms, such as the kitchen. However, the studio room that is supposed to have all of my art organized has been a tad messy. So, I’ve embarked upon an art studio cleanup this week, and have pulled out a few paintings from the past year to touch up! Not that they needed it, but I just wanted an excuse to paint for a few minutes without getting into a whole new piece!
Here is one of them – a beach sunset. Just imagine the waves lapping up to your feet and slowly watching the setting sun move along its eternal cycle, while feeling the warm glow of its rays upon the calm waves!