Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Zuma Beach, Malibu, California

OK, back to the landscapes.  We went to Zuma Beach Monday with Christy and her girls.  It was just beautiful.  I brought my small sketchbook along and did this really quick impression of some kids digging in the sand in the low tide area.  The other images is a quick sketch looking down the coast towards Point Dume.  One with some pen line work and one without.


Yeah, I know this is not a landscape.  I was painting Disney princesses with my grand daughters and I got tired of so much refined cuteness.  I guess my counterpoint was to do something scarey, so I grabbed a blank piece of copy paper and using the cheap watercolor set glued to the front of the princess book, I started with a mouth, leaving the white paper as the teeth and this is what came out.

Alexa (5 years old) was painting across from me and as the painting developed, she put up her hand by the side of her face to shield her eyes and said: "I don't think I'm supposed to see that!"

Shame on me!