marsh @ Pleasure House Point


This is watercolor with some Inktense pencil in the grass.

The tide was high all week and the sandy path to my overlook was flooded every day.  At least the water looked the same every day too, because it’s a lot different at low tide. A lot of people walked in the water, some fishermen wearing waders and others, including me, took their shoes off and walked barefoot  in the water. It’s still warm here.

A guy stopped and talked to me. He said Pleasure House Point is his favorite place for work and recreation. I asked him what kind of work he does and he said he tests water quality. Doesn’t that sound like a good job for a nature lover? He was interested in buying my painting and it was only half finished. He gave me his phone number.  I’ll call him tomorrow. Keep your fingers crossed I get a sale. IMG_2389

This is what I did to my fan brush. I cut it zig zag so I could make waves. I was trying to figure out a way to paint the water with wind going over it and this was what I came up with. I think I’m on the right path with this and I’ll use it again.

In wildlife news, the birds were squawking loudly and I heard a fisherman yell out, “Shut up! We’re trying to fish here!” I thought it was funny.


11 thoughts on “marsh @ Pleasure House Point”

  1. What an expert work! I like the way the eye isn’t forced to any particular place on the canvas. That is expert. It makes the whole very peaceful.

    I am not surprised someone wants it. You could live with this. Don’t forget to say if he calls. Sarah

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  2. That’s really lovely, Chris!!! I think the water looks amazing….the reflection of the clouds is wonderful. The whole thing is! We live in very similar looking areas!!! I hope You made the sale! Cheers!!! 🙂

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    1. Thanks! I noticed the reflections of the clouds last night. I didn’t know I did that! hahaha
      A lot of times people like my paintings but can’t afford to pay what I’m asking.
      One thing I appreciated from the Plein air camp at the Ghost Ranch was that in one of Eric Rhodes talks he said don’t sell yourself short. I’ve sold a few things I made over the years, but gave up after not getting a sale in a long time.
      The wetlands rival the high desert for beauty!
      Have a good day, Katy!

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      1. Isn’t that the best!!! I have happy accidents happen in my work all the time. It’s so fun! And yes, I know what You mean. When I first started selling my work one of my sisters almost had a heart attack when she saw the low price I had on my pieces. She sat me down and had me think about how many hours my art takes, the paint, etc….and then price it accordingly. Needless to say, my prices shot way up…but they are reasonable and it’s okay that it’s a slow train! We truly enjoy having them around! Too many artists DO sell themselves short! And thanks! I hope You have a good day as well! Cheers!!! 🙂

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