Beach Scene

You may remember that a few days ago I showed you a photo and drawing of me at Slaughter Beach, DE, where we went in July, 2021, for a day trip. Here’s a portrait of the beach as we saw it on this day.

And here is a drawing I made of it in my 5″ x 8″ sketchbook.

12 thoughts on “Beach Scene

    1. Claudia McGill Post author

      Thank you. Many people, probably most, around here would say they prfer the ocean shores but I really like the bays better and of course the surrounding landscapes too, just inshore. I have never seen Lake Michigan, maybe someday I will do so, because from all I have heard, it is beautiful and powerful.

    1. Claudia McGill Post author

      Thank you. I liked the lines of this photo but so much of it seemed to depend on color. I tried to make the picture work as I saw it, I’m happy with the drawing.

  1. Laura (PA Pict)

    Wonderful! The way you have rendered those different textures on the beach from the pebbles to the scrubby, dried seaweed is fabulous and great use of the vanishing points too.

    1. Claudia McGill Post author

      Thank you. I love a picture with an emphasis on a vanishing point like this one. It seems to turn the image into a pattern to me and I think that’s so interesting

    1. Claudia McGill Post author

      Thank you. This is a very quiet place low inthe bay close to the sea, so the water is salty and there are waves, but the water is calmer and since this place is small and a bit isolated, very quiet without the crazy activity of the nearby ocean resorts. I really like it and you are right, that salty air…ahhh, I am imagining it now.

        1. Claudia McGill Post author

          Yes. I think it is the kind of place you don’t find too often anymore and it reminds me of when I was young, how visiting the ocean or a big lake was kind of a rustic thing to do.

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