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Monday, June 26, 2017

On location: Coquina Beach, Florida

For those who love the beach--Patti and I made a 30-minute drive north from Siesta Key to check out the Sunday morning market on Coquina Beach.  After several days of overcast skies, I was taken with the sunlight on the beach and the colorful mash-up of buildings, sand, umbrellas and beach patrons.  We found a table in the shade, and picked up a couple of pina coladas.  I proceeded to capture the scene I was so taken with, while Patti proceeded to capture me.  A near perfect way to spend an hour.

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The observer and the observed...

Laying down ink.  I still believe the combination of lively linework and watercolor best conveys my impressions of the energy of a place.


The frozen pina colada makes watercolor time even more creative...
Some days it  all comes together well.
Our work here is done--time to find the Star Fish Market for lunch on the working docks...and maybe another sketch.

2 comments:

  1. Hi James I'm a fan and landscape architect that lives just a few minutes away from Coquina Beach. If you're still in the area, I'd love to buy you a beer or two and bring my sketchbook along. Thanks for sharing all the great work! Chris Sutton

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    1. Hi Christopher! I'd love to get together! Shoot me an email to jim@townscape.com and let's make it happen.

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