“Sunset Paradise” in watercolor, 140lb Saunders Waterford
A friend of mine asked me to do a painting for her birthday. I feel honored to be part of her special occasion. I feel God’s affirmation on my dream through the people who supports my art.
I started brainstorming on what to paint for Cleng. I always want to make a personal painting. I started browsing her photos at FB. There were a lot of seascapes. I know she loves the beach. So I settled with the one where the sun is setting, casting sweet shadows around the place.
It is always exciting and at the same time jittery to paint for someone. You want to make it beautiful and “perfect”. As soon as I splash the sky orange I know I was in it for a treat. I surrendered to the process. I intuitively mixed colors and created waves whilst leaving some parts with broken strokes for that white shimmery light. I completed the painting with red flowers dotting near the shorelines and a sandy whispered name of my friend.
Looking at the finished painting makes me want to be alone at the beach on my birthday (or everyday!). There is something in that beautiful seascape that brings a deep solitude in one’s soul. I can’t help but rejoice in the abundant creation of God!
Happy birthday Cleng! :)