Friday, July 18, 2008

A day by the sea


Spent a few hours by the sea, and brought my pen and watercolours with me. Don´t you just love lying on the cliffs by the sea on a sunny day? It must be one of the best things you can do on a day like this...

21 x 16 cm, Lamy Safari with Noodler´s Lexington gray ink and watercolours on Canson Montval paper in a handbound sketchbook.

16 comments:

Margaret Ann said...

A nice capture of your day...The colors you used here are so refreshing and cooling...a wonderful escape for me from the heat and the blistering sun of the desert...I can only imagine how it felt to be there...Ahhh!

Deb said...

Oh wow...this is just gorgeous! Wish I were there!

Deborah said...

This is so peaceful and relaxing. I want to climb over the rocks to see what I can see.

kazumiwannabe said...

It's beautiful and peaceful. the rocks look great!

Desiree said...

This is really wonderful. I have such a hard time capturing rocks! That sounds so silly but they are challenging, any tips, yours are great.

vivien said...

my idea of heaven - sketching at the beach :>)

a lovely sketch you did too

Genine said...

nina this is beautiful!! Love the rocks.

A Brush with Color said...

beautifully serene. Sounds and looks exquisite.

caseytoussaint said...

You really captured a beautiful day. I never get tired of looking at your work. Yesterday I was lucky enough to get a peek at your traveling sketchbook at Ronell's - your work is really stunning, and so are the additions by everyone else. I think you'll be thrilled with it.
I've nominated you for an award on my blog. I know how busy you are, so please feel free to ignore it if you want!

caseytoussaint said...

You really captured a beautiful day. I never get tired of looking at your work. Yesterday I was lucky enough to get a peek at your traveling sketchbook at Ronell's - your work is really stunning, and so are the additions by everyone else. I think you'll be thrilled with it.
I've nominated you for an award on my blog. I know how busy you are, so please feel free to ignore it if you want!

mARTa said...

Rocks elude me, this is a lovely example of how to paint rocks! This is a beautiful sketch. I'm glad you enjoyed your day by the sea so much!

Gail said...

Very nice rocks. I have a difficult time with rocks but yours are wonderful. Thank-you for a very inspiring blog.
gail

Douglas said...

Nina, I have nominated you for the Brillante Weblog award. When you have time you can go to http://www.douglasthayer.blogspot.com to get the image. Your work is inspiring to me. I love your use of colors and the subject matter of buildings, old and new.

Anita Davies said...

Cliffs?...erm...No, not really...I'd much rather lie on soft, warm, sand if I'm honest looking out onto cliffs. LOL!

Boy I'm glad you do enjoy it though because these are just beautiful Nina!

Pippa said...

Nina, your work always lifts and inspires me. I pass on to you the Arte Y Pico Award for this reason ~ I love visiting your blog and revelling in your creativity.

More detail over at my porch.

Love & joy!
Pippa

Sharon said...

The rendering of the rocks is quite beautiful.