Tulum Beach

I spent the Christmas holiday with some friends touring around the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico. I decided to lug around my painting gear in case we had some free time. I did get some time to paint towards the end of the trip, in Tulum. We had a pretty basic beach-side cottage, where I painted on the beach! The sun was so nice, and a much needed break from the dreary Seattle winter.

In fact, it's been so dark with all the clouds here in the Seattle area that it's really hard to take a picture of the painting in natural light. So I've resorted to scanning the painting. Scanning produces a slightly over-saturated, too-sharp picture I think, where you can even see the nooks and crannies of the paper. In this picture, you might even be able to see some of the sand embedded in this painting. Maybe I should call this a mixed-media work, haha.

tulum beach

Anyway, happy new year! It's that time again to think about resolutions. This year, I have one painting-related resolution. I decided to budget some money to buy art. I've met so many artists since I started painting, and so many of them make really beautiful art that I wish I could have. And I realized, well... if I bought them, I could have them! Of course, I can't just buy a Monet off the street, but I could probably still afford some good original art. Obviously buying art also supports artists, many of whom are my friends. That's not a bad thing too.

1 comment:

  1. Happy New Year Roy!!! What a beautiful beach and a nice painting! May God bless you the whole year through! Have a healthy, happy, peaceful, bountiful and blessed 2015!

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