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Art-Fun at the Beach

Watercolor Sketchbook urban sketching at the beach

There’s nothing better than spending some time away from your everyday-life – even if it’s only 2 or 3 days – spending time outside, seeing different things, doing different things – if’s just so refreshing and inspiring. We just spend 3 Days at the baltic ocean – our favourite place to go for a short-trip since it only takes us 2 hours by car to get there. We’ve had a fun time in Warnemünde, at Insel Poel & Wismar – and of course I sneaked in some art-time, because there’s nothing better and more inspiring than being outside in nature / at the beach with some yummy art supplies and to just see where your muse will take you …

 

I try to travel light when it comes to art supplies, just the basics – so I took my Arches Travel Sketchbook, a Winsor & Newton Watercolor Set (I put it together myself, so it’s not one of the pre-made Sets you can buy – I prefer to add MY favourite colors to it instead of the “basic colors” you usually get with the pre-made sets), an Aqua Brush, my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens, a small selection of Paint Markers (for Painting/Drawing/Doodling on Rocks) and a variety of Pencils, Pens, Markers & Brushes in my handy dandy Derwent Travel-Case … that’s it …

 

Watercolor Sketchbook urban sketching at the beach

… oh … and of course don’t forget some Coffee *lol* …

 

painting stones at the beach

Those are the Rocks I found at the Beach & I painted / doodled / lettered on. I left them at the Beach as a RAK for some Strangers to find – totally love to do that. I always put my Website-Address on the back of the rocks and this time I even got a Message already from one lady who found one of the stones – she visited my Blog and send me a little Message – how fun is that?!? (Hi Mareen – in case you’re reading this!)

 

painting stones at the beach

And of course I forgot to put some sunscreen on my neck / back – so after almost 4 hours at the beach you can guess what I ended up with *sigh* …

 

I also did some sketching in my Watercolor Travel Book – a Seahorse – as you might be able to tell not sketched inspired by something local at the baltic ocean *lol* – but I talked to somebody about sketching a Seahorse the other Day and I totally felt like sketching one 😉

 

Watercolor Sketchbook urban sketching at the beach

 

And a quick Sketch inspired by the local Seagulls at the Baltic Ocean … TOTALLY love Seagulls – nothing better than waking up by the sound of Seagulls … this always has VACATION written all over it for me 🙂

 

Watercolor Sketchbook urban sketching at the beach

And another quick Beach / Dunes Scene – this time Watercolor only – because I liked the faded yet vivid look and felt it didn’t needed much more (linework) …

Watercolor Sketchbook urban sketching at the beach

 

And of course I had to share some Scopes from the Ocean as well … I can tell you – I’m really addicted to this Periscope App. I really didn’t thought I would fall for yet another Social Media thing – I use & love Instagram, Facebook to a certain amount – twitter more or less (rather less) and that’s it – but Periscope really got me hooked – it’s so fun to broadcast live and to “hang out” and share your art, your process, your thoughts etc. with other likeminded people / creatives – as well as watching other peoples Broadcasts … FUN – I can tell ya – so if you haven’t checked it out yet – you better should – you’re missing out on a lot of fun and I’m sure this App will grow much much bigger and this is only the beginning of a whole new way of engaging with others / with your followers …

 

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  • Lillian M - Love these watercolors and the subjects you picked ! The rocks are so colorful and cute. Thank you for sharing, looks like you had a great time, good for you, enjoy !3. August 2015 – 23:15ReplyCancel

  • Denise Spillane - Love your post, the beach and your sketches, rocks, etc. looks like a lovely place to be.3. August 2015 – 23:42ReplyCancel

  • Ruth Guthrie - These sketches are amazing! I love the seahorse especially4. August 2015 – 02:15ReplyCancel

  • Terry Cohoe - Yes, that seahorse really calls to me.12. August 2015 – 13:21ReplyCancel

  • Kat Rogers - as always, gorgeous! I’m working my way through Sketch Your Life, trying to improve my skills for my African holiday next month, and also going through your Hobonici flips-I want to be able to be as spontaneous as you are!20. August 2015 – 04:58ReplyCancel

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