Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Last Days of Summer

The above are all Cape Cod inspired paintings. The top is done en plein air style. The other two from photos.
Quiet Beach House
For the top painting, I had the luxury of sitting in my beach chair out in the low tide. Instead of facing the beach/water, I turned to the shoreline. This is my dream beach house that I wish I could live in. The view from the deck is so amazing. I think it is 56 steps down to the beach.
Lobster Tank
Lobsters on the Cape is like peanut butter and jelly, they go together! Did you know that a lobster's claws are not identical. One is larger and longer than the other. They are different shapes to catch and tear their food. I have an idea for a series of lobster paintings. I have started the second one. This one is framed in the most perfect frame for the subject!
P-town on the 4th of July
I love doing street scenes. The bottom painting is of Provincetown. The red and white awning plus the hustle and bustle of this street caught my eye. I have another photo of banjo players in red and white striped jackets. I can't wait to paint the jackets, but, I think I am going to give people's faces a rest for now. My niece and brother were not please with the painting of my niece. I didn't think it was great, but, I didn't think it was that bad. Oh, well. Back to this painting, I am not happy with the sky. It will go in the bathtub for a scrub. I lightened it on the computer as shown here, it is much darker in reality. I will just stick it in the tub to lighten the sky.


  1. Great watercolors. I like the place on the beach.

  2. Liana, Wonderful watercolors. The colors are so soft and pleasing. I especially love the lobster painting. Thanks, also, for leaving a comment on my blog.

  3. The way you paint people is very good, Liana! They are not detailed but full of body language!P-town on the 4th of July is my favourite!


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