Friday, June 10, 2011

Vamos a la Playa

Vamos a la Playa

I find it hard to belive that summer is almost here.
Whenever I think of summer I think of the beach.
I don´t live anywhere near the ocean. I have in the
past and I miss the sea air, the carefree atmosphere
that seems to abound near the water and all that
bright sunshine.

Today I painted a miniature watercolor of my
favorite beach.

What are your memories of summers gone by?

This is my entry for Crazy Amigos, One Layer Wednesday,

48 comments:

Hermine said...

Beautiful painting. have a great weekend!

Terri Kahrs said...

Such a pretty watercolor! I can almost hear the swish of the waves and feel a cool breeze. It's been beastly hot here, so I've really enjoyed my virtual trip to the sea!!! Hope you have a happy weekend! Hugs, TErri xoxo

Kaz said...

This is beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Stampotique.

Netty said...

Wonderful painting, love your colour choices. Happy PPF, Annette x

Jane said...

Beautiful colors and movement of the sea.
My summers are spent mostly in my summerhouse by the sea in Denmark, and it is all about relax , gardening and sunbathing . My memories from these summers are many and all very pleasant.

La Abela said...

I understand, I live near the sea and do not bear having to go from here ...Saludos

Yvonne said...

Gorgeous painting, Cynnie! Love your choice of colours.

laurie said...

beautiful,, one can just feel the waters movement,, I see I am a follower,, I wasn't certain it worked,,have a wonderful weekend

Christine said...

nice subject, you did a great job.

Marlene said...

Beautiful painting. I sit on our beach and look out and the sky and water are the same color especially on an overcast day and the water then blends in with the sand and I wonder how you would paint a scene like that. Now I know, thank you.

Anne said...

So beautiful. I love the colors and the almost abstract quality of the piece! Wonderful!

Celeste Bergin said...

you are such a good designer. Very sensitive to the words and type

Petra Tillmann said...

Great painting, Cynnie! Love the soft colors!

Audrey said...

Thank you for your summer beach!

Gaby Bee said...

Beautiful painting, Cynnie!
Whenever I think of summer, I think of a beach and sunbathing:)

Have a sunny weekend!
Gaby xo

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi Cynthia, This is lovely, such gentle touch the whole painting is wonderful, I love it.
My memories are of salty wind and candy floss and penny arcades, screeching gulls mmm fun times, Gay xx

Dymphie said...

love your painting, the text fits wonderful!

Cameron said...

Such pretty colors here...reminds me of the days in my childhood spent at the beach :)

My dad loved to bodysurf...I remember building sandcastles and digging for crabs waiting for him to come in from his time surfing to take me out into the waves. I've never been a huge fan of ocean swimming...but with him...it was fun :)

lynne said...

Hi Cynnie
As you say, imagine both of us posting beach artwork at the same time.
Here it is cold and very, wet, not quite Bathing Belle weather LOL.
Like you I detest sand and what is worse, wet feet making contact with sand, I am shuddering at the thougt. No, I will never be a Siren of the Sea LOL.
A tranquil, soothing watercolour - always in awe of your talent, am I boring you with the amount of times I tell you that ?!!!
Wishes
Lynne

Jacqueline said...

This is gorgeous Cynnie!!

BahamaDawn said...

wonderful piece!

wednesday said...

This is so lively, just perfectly captures the feel of the beach. Love the words too.

Hybrid J said...

Wonderful summer color ... so tranquil and yet full of energy. Lovely!

~*~Patty S said...

So beautiful and inviting Cynnie!
Gorgeous painting as always!
I am enjoying being barefoot...but would be really happy if I could twinkle my toes in the sand...the Outer Banks of North Carolina hold lots of special memories...as do trips to different Florida beaches...oh now I have wanderlust for the beach...
thank you very much ;)
oxo

Valerie H. Wilson said...

I am taking a break from hot gardening at the moment and your beautiful painting has me thinking that I should go swimming to cool off (but the lake is still too cold sniff sniff)! This project fits perfectly with the Stampotique CAS challenge this week! Thank you for sharing it with us!
Val :)

Pam Tucker said...

You've captured the beach perfectly in your painting. Beautiful! Reminds me of the trips to the ocean my family would take when I was a child. Thank you!

Christine Edwards said...

Cynnie, I love your beach card. I wanted to put a la playa on my license plate. ;-) I don't know what it is, but the smell of the ocean and the sight of the teal waters brings a sense of completeness to me. Happy weekend!

joanne wardle said...

lovely! gorgeous colours. thanks for taking part in the stampotique challenge

Kristin Dudish said...

Aaah... beautiful - I love the text on your piece :)

When I was a kid we used to spend our summers in Cape Cod - great memories!

xo
Kristin

EVA said...

Beautiful and calming! When can I visit it?

Susan said...

Cynthia, your watercolor is stunning! I LOVE it!! I do live near the beach on the Gulf of Mexico...and our beaches are some of the prettiest in the world. Sugar white fine sand....beautiful!

dutchstamptramp said...

What a fabulous card! I so much catches the summer feeling. Thank you for joining the Stampotique designer's challenge and the Crazy amigo challenge

Willy said...

Fabulous painting, Cynthia! Thanks for joining us at Stampotique Designer’s Challenge # 32.

SHERI C said...

We make an 8 hour trek once a year to our favorite beach so I understand how you miss that salt air and lull of the waters. I like your art. Belated HAPPY PPF!

Basement Stamper said...

beautiful watercoloring of the beach-makes me wish I was there! Thanks for joining us at Stampotique Designer's Challenge.

Carla said...

beautiful painting, I can feel the summer

Pauline said...

Your painting of the beach is lovely. Yes I grew up by the beach in Scotland. Now live in the mountains of Colorado and miss the sea breezes. So your card was a pleasant reminder.
Thanks
Pauline H.

Evelyn S. said...

You have a favorite beach? I want one with white sand, turquoise water, and lots of warm sun. It's in my mind, of course. I haven't been on a warm beach for about 40 years. ;-)

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wunderschön, gefällt mir super gut.

Jayne C said...

Lovely painting!! Made me wish my holidays were a little nearer!! x

Jenny said...

Wonderful painting Cynthia, so real.
My memories are playing on in the pools left behind by the tide...the water was so much warmer :)
Jenny x

Susan Raihala said...

*GASP*

What an amazing work of art! This is truly beautiful, with such movement and softness and gorgeous color.

Pointy Pix said...

this is gorgeous! just a tiny snippet of the ocean lapping the shore and yet it manages to evoke such wonderful memories of warm sunny places and beautiful beaches! i live near the sea but in northern ireland so although we have great beaches we have rubbish weather! my favourite beaches would be in Portugal-they're amazing.

Yvonne said...

Your painting breaths sea, sand, beach, ocean everywhere! Wonderful colours, beautiful text, just in the right place!
Greetings from Yvon

Mandy said...

this is lovely...xxx

Kristin said...

This is so soft and etherial - and the sentiment is perfect. I love what you have done here and are so happy to have you playing along with The Summer of Color, Kristin xo

Sandi said...

This is so beautiful! Thank you for showing and sharing..

Gez said...

Fabulous card. What a background! Gorgeous :)
Thanks for joining us at Stampotique Designer's Challenge.

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