We felt the need to switch things up from still life painting at Paint Box Studio today, so why not paint the beautiful day unfolding outdoors? From our window at our Beach Studios residence this winter, the water, marsh grass, birds and sky give us plenty to see and paint.

The winter morning light raked from one side across the land and water before us. Ice in the reservoir meant the birds stood on the water instead of floating in it. In the distance, the ocean rolled in as it always has and will.

It’s a refresh for the painters and I took the morning to paint as well. Before we gather to assess the morning’s work in the group crit, I stole a moment to capture these shots. If you would like to join in, I make it very easy to get started.

Easton’s Beach
Going in
Working the last touch
Best use for a picture window