Strawberries And Seascapes…..heaven!
Imagine if all the stony pebbles on the shore were strawberries. Maybe the sea could be chocolate? But have you ever stopped for a moment to wonder what strawberries and seascapes have in common?
When Starting A Painting Of The Sea…
There are questions going round my head before I even put paint to canvas. I plan, I sketch, I observe and I perhaps rub it all out and start again. I look at photos I’ve taken perhaps a long time ago. The detail, the foot print, the wet pebbles perhaps? Should they all be in the painting? Maybe not, or maybe so. The nice thing is deciding what goes where and what gets left out.
This Leads Me On To Strawberries…
Have you ever looked at a strawberry? I mean REALLY looked? Perhaps yer too busy pouring cream and chocolate to even notice. (Or cursing ’cause you can’t get the green bit off the end?) However if you take some time next time and observe the true form of a simple strawberry you will never look at one again the same way. It’s amazing how the pattern forms, how it spirals round and every single dot, every seed head has the exact same distance from one to another. The whole form of it is truly remarkable. Perhaps if you are wondering what to draw or paint then it would be a good practice to sketch a strawberry (before stuffing it in you mouth)
One Tip I Leave You With
Observation is key. Seascapes and strawberries have one thing in common. It is nature at it’s best. When we observe our world, really embrace it, and stop being so busy at the moment (especially on our phones) but see the finer detail it all becomes clear. Even nicer still is eating strawberries by the sea, but I guess that’s another story.
Where Is Your Favourite Seascape Place To Be? Please Do Post below 🙂