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The Beach is Calling

August 21, 2015

Today we leave for a week with our youngest son and his family at the beach. We mostly see them once a year, and some years twice at best. It’s not easy when the little ones are growing and changing so fast. So we make the most of it when we can be together.

Last year they picked giant lima beans from my garden . . .

Piper picking butter beansRiver picking butter beans

Piper and the beans

. . . and went on a river cruise, and splashed in the local splash pad. Just a normal family vacation at our place.

This time we will both drive for several hours to meet at a central beach location, which turns out to be Wilmington, North Carolina. Jim and I have been there before, and it’s a beautiful place. Should be fun. The two of us like road trips and finding little treasures along the way.

The paintings I was working on are sent off to the gallery, which is always bittersweet for me. I know I’ll likely never see them again. The gallery had recently sold more than these, so I need to start more of them when I get back. It’s always nice to have a “reason” to paint. Although, one never really needs a reason.

Here is a grouping of the complete collection that I sent this time. I’ll show you individual closeups in future posts. You’ve already seen the one with the black spatters, bottom row, second from left, in my previous post. If you click on this grouping and then click again to magnify, you can get a pretty good closeup of these.

10 panels, acrylics and mixed media, 8x8x2 inches

10 panels, acrylics and mixed media, 8x8x2 inches

Have a wonderful and creative upcoming week. See you at the end of the month.

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8 Comments leave one →
  1. August 21, 2015 9:47 am

    Beautiful pieces. I love Wilmington – it is a beautiful place. Be safe and enjoy.

    • August 21, 2015 11:05 am

      Thanks, Shirley. We especially loved Carolina Beach, which was where we stayed before. We won’t be far from there. I’m not even much of a beach person, but do love the smell and feeling the sand under my bare feet. Of course, grandkids make any place fun!

  2. Patricia permalink
    August 21, 2015 9:54 am

    Wow Martha, these are beautiful! I can see why you’re in great demand, you have amazing talent and skill. Thanks for sharing, have a great time at the beach with family.

  3. patqu permalink
    August 21, 2015 10:10 am

    your grandchildren are adorable. You will have a great time all together. Love the newest paintings. One of my sons lives in NC (Raleigh) they love it there.

    • August 21, 2015 11:08 am

      Thank you, Pat. We will have fun. Glad you like these latest paintings. North Carolina is a wonderful state — a little something for everyone. Your son is right in the middle and can choose beach or mountains!

  4. August 22, 2015 3:53 am

    Love the texture and colours in your abstracts Martha

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