# 27 of 120 Paintings – Sand Dunes and Sea Oats

Sea Oats, watercolor, 5.5″ x 7.5″

I painted this watercolor of the sand dunes and sea oats on our last morning in Destin.  I realized that my previous painting had concentrated on the emerald color of the surf, and I had painted the sand too dark.  The “pan-handle” area of Florida is known for its white sand beaches, which I tried to capture here.  There were signs to stay off the dunes as this is a fragile ecosystem and even a little foot traffic will uproot these plants.  Sea oats help stabilize the dunes, reducing erosion and flooding.

So now you’ve seen my pictures from vacation.  Did you go on vacation this summer?  If so, where did you go?  Or where would you like to have gone?

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120 Paintings

“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.

5 thoughts on “# 27 of 120 Paintings – Sand Dunes and Sea Oats

  1. It looks like this on Padre Island (or it used to before recent hurricanes!). Love, love, love the ocean, no matter what color the sand.
    We did not have a vacation, really, this year, but did go off for a wedding last weekend. It was a relaxing and fun time.
    But it was indoors. 😉

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