Painting outdoors….

Heading outdoors at day break, easel, canvas and paints in my trunk and driving in the direction of the ocean, music soothing my soul and my taste buds enjoying a cup of hot coffee. I arrive at my destination, a quiet spot on the beach, just in time to watch the sun rise over the ocean. Breathtaking. I sit there in silence taking it all in.

Seagulls fly overhead welcoming a new day. As I set up my easel on the soft cool sand, two little doorstep dogs and a tabby cat race by, chasing each other over driftwood, and yapping and playing, a smile warms my face, you dont see that everyday!
My gaze catches the perfect scene and I quickly sketch the shapes on my canvas with a piece of charcoal, dusting it lightly with a large soft brush to get rid of any dust. The ocean breeze gently caresses my face and the sound of the waves gently lapping the shore quiet the chatter in my head.
I meditate as I my hand moves my brush forming the clouds on the horizon. A few hours later my canvas is covered with oil paint, an impression of the scene is made. I step back to view my completed painting from a distance, I nod, oh yes, I’m quite happy with that. I give thanks for my successful painting as drive home, I couldn’t imagine my life without the ability to express my appreciation for all this beauty that surrounds me.


5 Comments on “Painting outdoors….

  1. Good morning Naomi! Thanks for your post. It’s beautiful. Reminds me of the Dylan Thomas poem…..’By the sea’s side, hearing the call of birds, hearing the raven’s cough in Winter sticks, my busy heart who shudders as she talks, sheds her sylabbic blood and drains her words’….. Hope you are keeping well. Love and best wishes always…….An Droeilin……(Domhnall)

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    • Thank you, Donal, glad you liked it Really like the Dylan Thomas poem 🙂 I’m keeping well thanks, hope all is well with you 🙂 I’m working on videos and editing, lots in the works, keeping me busy and out of trouble lol!
      Much Love,


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