I painted this watercolor of the beach in Destin, Florida while on a weekend getaway with my brother and sister. My youngest brother has picked out the Destin area as the place where he and his wife would like to go when they get to the “empty nest” stage, not too many years from now. He and his family recently vacationed in the area and have found reasons why he thinks all the rest of us would also like the area. My husband’s first reaction to living in Florida again was, “Heat, humidity, and hurricanes,” all of which are checks in the “against” column. However, the weather this past weekend was temperate with some rain and lots of sun. The water was crystal clear, and sparkled green and gold as it washed up on the white sand beaches. We spent many hours walking, wading, and picking up shells. We found many positives, but nothing enticing enough to tear us away from the place where we currently live, at least not for several more years.
“It takes 120 bad paintings to know something about painting.” – Larry Seiler as quoted by Jeff Mahorney in his blog
Each painting is small in format and should be completed in about an hour or less.
My goals are to improve my technique, to paint faster, and to gain experience with a variety of subjects.