BY THE SEA WATERCOLOR GALLERY

I love scenery along of the ocean shores.  This is a gallery is a collection  of watercolors I’ve done from images I’ve captured from my many visits.

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THE LIGHT AT BASS HEAD HARBOR

The Maine coastline has beauty at almost every turn.  This scene is of the Bass Head Harbor Lighthouse in Acadia National Park.  So many times I’ve visited here and climbed down on to the rocks to sit for hours and take in the view and enjoy the sounds of the waves crashing against the rocks.

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TO THE SEA

A pretty dune path leading to the ocean on Sunset Beach, NC

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THE LORA MICHELE

Travel along the Intracoastal Waterway in North Carolina you’ll occasionally encounter an abandoned boat nestled in the salt grasses.  This shrimp boat was run aground in the town of Seaside.  It caught my eye many years ago and I photographed it.  I pulled from my archives and decided it was a good watercolor subject.  Here it is.

SEAWALL AT ACADIA

A crashing wave on the Seawall rocks on the quiet side of Acadia National Park

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PEACEFUL MORNING

Early morning at the Portland Head Lighthouse (Portland, ME) was peaceful and calm on one of the days I visited.  The air was still, waters were calm and the sunrise left a pastel hue in the sky.  In this painting I tried to capture the feeling of that day and peace I felt sitting on the rocks nearby.

SHALOTTE RIVER INLET

The view looking up the Shalotte River at Shalotte Point, NC

RELAXING IN CORAL BAY

Relaxing on a hammock swing over beautiful Coral Bay in St. John, USVI

OVERLOOKING CORAL BAY

Looking out over Coral Bay in St. Johns, USVI

FENCED IN THE SAND

A simple scene along the beach.

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THE PIER AT SUNSET BEACH

If you visit Sunset Beach, NC one of its icons is the Sunset Beach Pier.  This pier is a popular fishing spot.  Access to the sugary sand beach is via a path through the dunes.

SEA OATS AND DUNES

A typical view walking along Bird Island in North Carolina.

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OVER THE DUNES

This scene is one I often encounter when going to the beaches.  In Sunset Beach you have to walk a hundred yards or so on the beach access paths through a heavily vegetated area before reaching the dunes.  Then rising up to cross over the dunes you then come upon the ocean and the beach.  It’s always a sight that pleases my eyes.

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ODDWATER CREEK

While driving to the beach in Sunset Beach, NC is this tidal creek into the Intracoastal waterway. Every time I pass it I’m reminded of the beauty of the Carolina coast. I decided to capture this scene in the early Fall as some of leaves are starting to turn signaling the end of summer.

TAKING FLIGHT

The beauty of the Carolina coast along the Intracoastal Waterway where wildlife adorns the salt marches.

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OLD SALT

This sunken and abandoned shrimp boat wreck sits moored to a rundown dock in Holden Beach, NC.  There’s something mystical about these sinking relics.  It makes me wonder of what kind of life it had, who were it’s caretakers, and why it was left to rust away instead of taken to the junk yard.

GOAT ISLAND

I came upon this scene while kayaking around the Cape Porpoise harbor in Maine.  I paddled out amongst the moored lobster boats and headed out to the harbor entrance.  Guarding the entrance is this lovely lighthouse with its unusual elongated shape.

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BEACH BABY 

A familiar site on almost any beach, children playing in the sand.  This little one gets her own tide pool.