During the 30-day Art Challenge ending on March 3, 2018, I had decided to create a new collection within my portfolio: "Treasures from the Sea."
I envision this collection growing over the years with new found objects of all kinds that represent the ebb and flow of the sea. Most people I know enjoy taking walks on the beach and hiking along the scenic coastal byways and trails along both the East and West Coasts. I have spent more than half of my life as a New England native, basking in the incredible vistas of the North Atlantic, Long Island Sound and the Bay of Fundy off Nova Scotia. I also spent many vacations along the Mid-Atlantic and Florida beaches and inlets.
Everywhere along the shore are treasures to be collected, displayed and stored as mementos of the beauty the Earth offers us each time we visit the water. Time passes with the endless waves that roll in and out with the tides. Somewhere in between, we are in awe of the power of Creation and just how infinite we really are.
The painting above was inspired by the large collection of sea glass that I have from walking the beaches in Branford, Connecticut bordering Long Island Sound. I realized that many pieces were heart-shaped. This painting completed in all transparent watercolor is called: "Follow Your Heart."
Here is a collage of the paintings completed during the second half of the February-March 2018 Art Challenge. I also painted lighthouses that I visited in December in Northwest Oregon and on Whidbey Island on the Straits of Juan DeFuca.
Abalone is one of my favorite sea treasures gifted to me by friends who used to dive for them off the Coast of Northern California. To view the TREASURE FROM THE SEA COLLECTION, click on this link.
New artwork will be added in mixed media, including watercolor, pen & ink and oils. Check my blog often for new artwork in 2018.
-- Artist Anna Jacke