Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Crescent Beach, Florida 5/11

Expansive, beautiful, and mesmerizing are words that describe Crescent Beach, Florida.  I just returned from seven days of beautiful sunrises, walks on the beach and time with family.  Waking early in the morning and getting right to the easel to capture the sunrise on canvas was one of my priorities.  What a privilege to have a place right on the ocean with a perfect view and set-up to paint.  

I spent the week studying clouds and ocean waves, capturing over six hundred photos for reference material.  I grew up in Ft. Lauderdale and have painted the sky and water for years, but I am seeking to take my work to a higher level of excellence.  I was so fortunate to have several mornings of astounding sunrises with beautiful clouds and nuances of color that carried on through the mid-day.

Crescent Beach is fifteen minutes south of St. Augustine, which is the oldest city in America.  It's a great place to visit and take in the immense history and old buildings, including the oldest fort in the country.  The beaches at Crescent Beach are expansive and the sand is equal to a fine powder.  The water is clean and you can see dolphins playing in the surf early in the morning.  I love this beach!

I'll be sharing some of my photos in the upcoming days as I put the finishing touches on my new paintings that I did at the beach.  - Jill

©2011 Sunrise Photo by Jill Saur, all rights reserved

Heavy hearts, like heavy clouds in the sky, are best relieved by the letting of a little water. - Christopher Morley

© 2011 Sunrise at Crescent Beach Photo by Jill Saur

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