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Welcome to my blog // art project about the mix of things and places that make me smile.  I hope you have a nice stay!

Sketchbook excerpt / Color Study

Sketchbook excerpt / Color Study

Pacific Ocean with Tractors by Naomi Yamada

Some weekends no matter how beautiful it is outside I end up in front of the computer working.  It's those times that I look out my window and sketch or as I am editing, a certain photo will beckon a sketch. The ocean's shifting colors always hypnotize me.  I love their calming tones, reflective/transparent nature and depth.   I attempted to capture some of that in my spiral sketchbook as solid color practice.  I felt completely overwhelmed the last few days and these sketching exercises are more valuable than they look.  Trust me.

I needed the calm of the ocean this weekend and even in photo form it provided it.  I love a great ocean view ♡

 

p/s.  there was something about the manmade tractor tracks against the expansive peaceful ocean that first appealed to me here.

 
ZONES WITHOUT HORIZONS

ZONES WITHOUT HORIZONS

Things that made me smile in Venice/Venezia

Things that made me smile in Venice/Venezia