Sunset Paradise

Elisa Choi_Sunset Paradise

“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! :)

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  1. sandra sherman March 22, 2013 at 6:22 pm

    Beautiful colours and composition. I am sure your friend will be delighted with her gift.(Iknow I would be)

  2. Artwork by Deanna March 22, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    I love this painting! The colors are absolutely gorgeous. Your friend is going to love it!

  3. Oh lovely pink scene, such warm light! <3

  4. Loving the beautiful colours and am sure your friend will love it as well.
    Happy PPF, Annette x

  5. Now that really does look like paradise. Really beautiful colours and l love the red poppies!

    Happy PPF!

  6. Elisa this is sooo beautiful… your gift will be well received for I feel the love abounding from the canvas! One of your best!!

    Hugs Giggles

  7. This is a really lovely sunset!

  8. Mary C. Nasser March 24, 2013 at 4:30 am

    Gorgeous painting for your friend, Cleng!
    So serene and lovely…a paradise indeed!

    Happy PPF!!
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  9. I would love to be on that beach. Lucky Cleng! Happy PPF on Saturday!

  10. Nicole Campanella March 24, 2013 at 9:47 pm

    It does look so inviting and warm. Wonderful painting

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