Sand in my Palette

Empty beaches aren’t great for people sketching, that’s for sure. But I’ll take a safe, well-distanced beach over drawing people for now.

Late in the evening last week, we drove to a deserted beach north of Davenport on the California Coast. Thank goodness for the long days: we got there as people left but there was still lots of light.

Can you tell I was a little over-eager in pulling up the masking tape I used to divide up this page?

Just one little page in a Hahnemühle watercolor book and then we headed back. But I was happy to be out, have the wind in my face and sand on my page. And in my palette. It doesn’t feel like summer without sand in my palette.

ps: No beachtime this week here in California. Our numbers have spiked and beaches are closed. Stay home, stay safe.

About Suhita Shirodkar

obsessive-sketcher. graphic designer.
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3 Responses to Sand in my Palette

  1. Laurel says:

    I enjoy and am inspired by your watercolors. Sand in my Palette sounds like a good title for a travel memoir.

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  2. Nice beach paintings, you really captured the dunes well.

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  3. Kate Burroughs says:

    Nice work on the beach scenes.

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