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More Beach Vacation Sketches

I loved searching for shells on the empty beach on our morning walk.  We usually arrived about one hour after high tide and on our walk one morning we found 3 very clean parts of a fish skeleton at the water line - a head, one large vertebra, and one small vertebra.  My daughter and grandchildren were equally interested in examining the backbone and asked us to look for more for a collection.  But none were found.

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Another morning a Monarch butterfly accompanied us on our entire walk.  Just before we left, I was able to take a photo while the butterfly landed briefly on the sand.

 

 

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We loved having morning coffee after our beach walk on the back deck under the umbrella.  My sketch is missing the bottoms of the 3 chairs across the table - it just got too complicated for me spatially.

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Our final day - my masking fluid and tool for putting the mask on the paper, a beach rose, one of the seagulls immediately before flight, and my youngest grandson's sippy cup which was sitting in front of me while I was sketching.

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Comments

These are great! I also like your figures below - bodies are tough, but yours are beautiful! :)
-- Kristin

I love the bones, but then most of my early assemblages contained bones. You captured them well.

Great sketches all! I especially like the butterfly. I love the muted colours but I think your patio scene (which is beautiful and very nicely drawn!) maybe could use a greater range of values?

Love the feel of your collection of vacation memories - and the butterfly and patio scene especially, they're great!

What lovely memory pages, My favorite is the gull - love the backside perspective. You work is captivating.

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