End of Summer

Adele’s 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge

Day 4

4-End of Summer

“End of Summer”

10″ x 8″ Original watercolor and ink painting on watercolor paper.


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It’s wonderful to have good friends, and especially when they like to take photos….and even better when they give me permission to use their photo as references for my sketches and/or paintings. Not every photo can be used without changing the composition, but I’ve learned to study them all, and look for small elements that are exciting to paint alone.

“End of Summer”, my painting above,  was from a photo taken by my good friend and it needed no compositional adjustment. My friend is blessed to have a lovely beach home on Grand Isle, Louisiana. She and her husband are talented photographers. Thanks, Friends!

At times, I wonder what the photographer thinks when they see their lovely photo interpreted by this artist….but I won’t ask. *Grin*.

Being a genuine “B.O.I.” (Born On Island), Galveston Island, Texas to be exact….I quickly identify with beach scenes. (I may have mentioned before how proud I am to be a B.O.I. Have I?) To move on; my friend mentioned how quiet the beach is now that the end of summer has come. Maybe the beach is relieved and welcoming the rest.  Maybe the beach  is sad, missing all the laughter, picnics, sand castles, running feet and left-behind towels, hats, beach balls, and all. I don’t know. If it is a wise beach, it will know that in a few short months it will be the center of attention once again.

“Let heaven and earth praise him, the seas and all that move in them.”

Psalm 69:34

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2 thoughts on “End of Summer

  1. When your friends see that you have painted their pictures, they are thrilled, of course! 🙂
    You did a great job with this one…

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