Sunday, October 3, 2010

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West Coast Beach Scene

West Coast Beach

I had a fabulous day in Sooke teaching some budding artists how to do a landscape in watercolor. Sooke is on the southwestern coast of Vancouver Island. It is a beautiful spot that looks across the Strait to the Olympic Mountains.
For the workshop, I chose to do the typical west coast scene of evergreen trees, rocks and beach - all enshrouded in fog. The inspiration for the above painting was Tofino, BC. I have rarely seen Tofino without the fog and/or the rain. However, it is a wonderful place to visit. You have the rainforest on one side of this long sandy beach and the ocean on the other. The fog gives it a mystical and magical feeling. During the summer it is nice to walk the beach anytime of the day. During the winter, the storms provide exciting entertainment. Many visit the area just for the storms that come over the ocean.

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The painting is matted in a white matte to fit an 11x14" frame.
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D.D said...

What striking me most in this painting is the texture of fore ground & the distant trees… It's nicely done.

Leslie Redhead Watercolors said...

Thank you D.D. You are always so kind to comment. I look forward to your input each time I post.

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