July 16, 2012

Chasing Summer

Chasing Summer, 20 x 16 oil on linen

I never tire of seeing little feet in the sand nor water rushing to shore.

Below are a few progress photos of this painting that is done on one of my hand mounted linen boards. Pure luxury, as far as I am concerned...

Click on any of the images below for a larger view.

Below are details images showing the lusciousness of the linen.

Paint, live, love, enjoy and thank you so much for visiting my blog!


  1. What an exquisite painting, Sandy. It has a glorious abstract design to it, and a compelling composition.

    I love that you showed the in-progress photos, too - it looks like it was really fun to paint!

  2. I think this is absolutely beautiful - Stunning in fact! And I am SO pleased to see this as a WIP. This is such a wonderful insight to the way in which you work :0)

  3. Hi Sonya,
    Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting. I'm heading over as soon as I'm done here. I need to catch up with everyone! Since my arms have healed I can't seem to stop painting. This really was so enjoyable to paint; it's a good think oil paints aren't edible.

    Hi Sandra,
    I thought of you when I posted this because I know you've been wanting a bit of summer! I am glad to know you enjoyed the WIP; thank you for the nice comment. Cheers, S.

  4. okay, I'M SPEECHLESS with this one, Sandy!!!! What a gorgeous piece..definitely one of your best...I love it so much!!!

  5. Oh, My, Hilda. That is just tooooo kind. Thank you!!! Splish-splash :).

  6. Beautiful painting and great to see your process. Did you mount the linen yourself? Would love to know how you did that if so. Hope one day to visit Whidbey Island I have heard it is beautiful.

  7. Hi Diana,
    Thanks so much for your nice comment. Yes, I did mount the linen. Under my blog header (the seascape above) there is a tab named "studio notes" and I have provided instructions on how I mount linen onto board. I hope you'll give it a try; it is really a wonderful surface.

  8. My goodness, I can see what a "Busy (Sandy) Bee" you've been! Each and every new creation has such a wonderful special spirit and energy of its own--I am an FB fan of your page...following your blog...and so wishing that I could attend your one-day Pastel Class--what a magical gathering that will be!

    Keep that sweet spirit flowing...so that all the world might enjoy it!

  9. Such an interesting and evocative composition. And I totally agree with you about linen mounted on board. It is the premier surface for painting.