Saturday, July 30, 2011

Salt water…

Standing at the salty edge of the ocean… looking out… I always see so much color.

Yet when I look down at my feet the liquid is as clear as gin.

Sometimes I wonder if two of us standing at the same placeand the same time truly even see the same colors the water holds.


Art in the moment…each movement and ripple depicts another color. None the same.I imagine

Water can present a special challenge for artists. Having no consistent shape or color.

It doesn’t reflect light or cast shadows the way solid objects do.

I so admire when artists capture the soul of the ocean.


Surf Baby wave of the future 36x24 acrylic

Florida Artist Marie DeCosta beautifully depicts

different examples of the oceans temperament

…and it’s color…In her work.


Blue Crush 30x40 acrylic on canvas

Sister to landlocked but equally talented designer and shop owner and blogger Maryanne of

Beadboard Upcountry

**and...btw...check out her FAB knitwear trunkshow. I drool!**

Marie finds inspiration in much of nature



marie a1a

A1A Blues 20x16 inches acrylic on canvas

But her Florida tribute

moves my soul.

find more of her work and style here.


Celebrate Wet 18x36 acrylic on canvas


Beadboard UpCountry said...

Thank you Linda! What a great depiction of Marie's work!!!!!It was fun collaborating with you on this...!!!!Maryanne xo

rjerdee said...

I just finished a water post true about form, color, shape, scent or's a mystery!

Sydney Steenland said...

Knowing how hard it it to paint/depict water, I too admire artist who manage to depict it well. I would love to paint water like Marcelli Kasper. (and would love to post in the same style as you!-I love it).

Farmgirl Paints said...

wow those are gorgeous. painting water is not easy. i love anything with surfers!

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Sarah...can you email me some images...I am intrigued.

I agree Becky...I have a soft spot in my heart for those navigating the waves!

MissBliss said...

Linda, these are amazing!

I have a crush on "Blue Crush"!

We watched the sun rise this morning in South Beach... wild rushing water...

The one of the surfer with the yellow surfboard is so wonderful, too, with the yellow reflection in the water...

Thanks for the intro!

lorenabr said...

The paintings are great! Wonderful pieces!

Tonia Hobbs said...

Thank you for sharing those artist with me. I am looking for something very special to hang above my bed.

Karena said...

Hi Linda,

Marie's works of Art are amazing. I saw her feature at Maryanne's...I believe I love her Florida pieces best!


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Cobalt Violet said...

Wow! Wonderful color!!!

Melissah said...

I just discovered your lovely blog and have signed up as a follower. I've just put the finished touches on my new blog ‘Coastal Style’ and have added you to my blogroll. I had a lot of fun putting it together so maybe you would like to check it out if you have a spare minute.
It will have lots of inspiration on beach houses, resortwear, summer food, travel and anything ‘beachy’.

Renée Finberg said...

totally loved the tour.
i would love to paint like that. is such a gift.

happy sunday my friend!!! xxxx

Unknown said...

All wonderful pieces. That first one is amazing! I think they all share one quality...movement. How difficult is that to paint?

Jane said...

Beautiful work! Capturing the movement, form and depth of water is so difficult. Marie's paintings have done it well. I especially love her surfers...reminds me of my boys...

anita said...

wow, thanks for sharing. been looking for something very much like this...and large :)

will def ck this!

*^_^* said...

Wonderful! Awesome!

somepinkflowers said...

i have never seen
such a Fine Collection
of surfing art


makes me want to hang 10!


on my way to da beach

Johanna said...

Sure water can pose as a big challenge for artists since water is the only thing which has no shape and form.The paintings are remarkable.
Am I An Art-World Professional?

Beadboard UpCountry said...

Thanks again Linda!!!!!It seems everyone wants Kate Middleton's Ruana!!!!!!!!!!! I am so glad you liked it!!!!!!!Maryannexo

Desert Dreaming said...

Linda, don't know how I missed this post...just very busy lately. I must say this artwork is just perfect for anyone who loves the the colors in each and every one. They make one feel really good and happy when looking at them. Great post!


Sush said...

Simply beautiful...Thank you

Karen Deborah said...

Lovely work. I love good art. That one painting of the beach baby could BE my baby! talk about moving your soul. That looks just like my little Heather out on Pleasure point in SC. I love the ocean, just spent 2 days there and it was great!!


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