Since pandemic started last year, I had a lot more time to just focus on exploring the coastal area where I live. I am typically a forest person, but this year the beach proved to be magical by providing an expansive and safe environment to walk and relax. Walking the beach daily over the winter months and seeing incredible reflections and changes in light shifting over the beach and wet sand inspired me to capture these scenes in pen and ink and watercolor. I work from my own photographs, using tan mixed media background and a limited palette to convey the gloominess of the beach environment in winter, yet trying to capture the shifting lights. As weather is warming up I have started to sketch and paint these landscapes in the field. It has been a fun break from botanical studies.
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Educator, artist, forager