new painting – Silver Sands Beach, SA

Silver Sands Beach, South Africa
Silver Sands Beach, South Africa

Finally. This one took awhile, what with spring and bikes and low attention span and hospitals and casts and useless right hands, little wonder.

This painting is a sort of thank-you gift for a wonderful friend and her family, destined for their family summer house on this beach in South Africa. I hope it suits its new location well, and I hope to be able to see it again in person some day (at the beach house, that is (;

It was great fun to do a beach scene. The departure from mountains and trees was welcome and I learned a lot about the treatment of water and sand. I really hope it gives the same sense of the serenity found in the source material. I also learned that I need to refresh my paint supplies and get better about keeping my supplies tidy. It is hard to coax paint from half-dried tubes with one lame, spastic left hand (or if all else fails, my teeth (not recommended).

It was fun and now on to the next. Shut in as I have been, I am lacking in source material. If any of you has any special picture you think would lend itself well to a painting please send a copy to me. If I decide to paint it I will thank you by sending you the painting (a gift, of course).

Finally, I would like to say thanks to those who sent along well-wishes for a speedy recovery. I am doing great and expect to be out for my first little hikes very shortly!

Best wishes from sunny Edlibach,



5 Comments Add yours

  1. Vicki says:

    Wow, I LOVE LOVE LOVE that painting. So very much. I love the colors and everything. It’s my favorite so far I think, besides the large green one in my living room, that is.

    1. Editor says:

      Thanks you! Thats helpful, as I lose perspective after awhile and have a hard time judging what I’ve done. Not surprising you like it though, coast girl as you are! Miss you…

  2. Tom dall says:

    Great job. We will be leaving next Friday and will be in Italy for a week and then up to see you I hope you had a good visit with your dad. We are getting excited now.

    1. Editor says:

      We are looking forward to seeing you both!

  3. Bernadette says:

    Wow, lovely! How is it possible that your beach scene looks like it’s from here at the beach where I used to ride horseback everyday. It is amazing how the blanket of green and colorful native plants looks so much like the Beach at the end of Junipero Serra. You are amazing and your gift is a blessing that all of us are so lucky to get to watch blossom! I bet you’d think this is to painful, as you are such a perfectionist but I would love to see the journey you take as your works progress from the inspiration to the final masterpiece. It is amazing and mysterious and I’d really love to see the phases and you as well. Keep up the great work!

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