Beach Experiment

February 26, 2013 10 Comments

 

So I was playing around with watercolors yesterday... actually using them as watercolors and not just a vehicle for adding life to ink drawings. It was refreshing to break the mold of my "technique" and turned out sort of cool (I think). I was trying to capture an aerial view of a beach dotted with yellow umbrellas.

It was scary at first, not to try to make it perfect. I even stood up while I was painting it, which I never do. Officially out of the comfort zone.

After a little while I was at it I got so comfortable out of my comfort zone that I even drew on top of it in big thick marker. Don't laugh guys, this is my idea of totally radical thinking. After years of creating art on demand for customers, this kind of freedom felt positively reckless.

What is this waif doing lounging here above/against/in front of my aerial beach? Why is her arm so emaciated yet her rear so voluptuous? What is she holding in her claw? Why does she have a claw?

These are the questions art historians will someday ask and debate when I am discovered long after my own lifetime.

ps. buy a print!

Posted in beach, Inslee, Inslee By Design, Inslee Haynes, The Sketch Book, watercolor

Summer Stella

June 29, 2012 4 Comments

An illustration I created for Dear Stella Designs to celebrate their new summer patterns part of the "It's a Shore Thing" collection.

Have a happy weekend, hopefully living out this illustration somewhere beachy!

Posted in beach, dear stella design, Inslee, News and Events, summer, watercolor

weekend wear

June 08, 2012 3 Comments

just picked up a new beach cover up, its time for the weekend!

Posted in beach, Inslee, summer, The Sketch Book, watercolor, weekend

Summer Breeze

May 06, 2011 9 Comments

you know that perfect feeling of a breezy lightness that only happens the first beach visit of the year? before the sun has reached its summer scorching height yet and there is still cool air coming off the ocean? yes. that is what i am channeling right now as i sit in my landlocked row house in georgetown. that breezy - ideally early morning before its crowded - beach feeling. i know summer and yellow bathers and the beach are still a few weeks away but i'm getting excited already! i hope you all have a breezy lovely weekend. Ps. buy a print

Posted in beach, Inslee By Design, summer, The Sketch Book, weekend