April 5, 2007

EDM #113 Fence

Here in New England there are all sorts of fences; stone, brick, split rail, picket, hedge fences and more. My town is full of old winding carriage trails (that have been paved over) which are lined with huge rock walls and giant maple or oak trees- all to separate pasture and farm land for our ancesters. I however choose an oceanfront burm protective fence, beaten back by stormy seas and snowy wind. Cloudy yet tranquil out here until the summer rush hits in a few months. Pen and watercolor in moleskine journal

13 comments:

Teri C said...

Sandy! This is totally awesome!!!! I love it! Gosh, I just love it! My favorite of yours.

Lin said...

WONDERFUL WONDERFUL!! It brings back all those restive moments at the beach recently!! GREAT JOB!

Bonny said...

This is truly evocative of a stroll along the beach. Wonderful! I really like the feeling of serenity I get from looking at this drawing.

Lynn said...

Wow, that is spectacular. I can almost smell the breeze coming off the water. Very cool composition.

Africantapestry said...

This is a gorgeous drawing, Sandy. It looks so windblown and is so typical a beach fence. Just lovely work you did here!
Ronell

Emma Pod said...

This is very nice! I like the detail of the fence posts. It's such a tranuil setting.

Carole said...

I agree, this picture really conjours up memories of windblown beaches and sand dunes. I love the colours and the way you've got a textured effect on the sand. That fence is beautifully drawn.

Susan Hosken said...

I've seen these fences in the movies. Great to see a drawing of them
Lots of love from Susan in Australia

Mary Ellen said...

Aw man! This is terrific! I love this subject matter! An old floppy winding fence ... just wicked all the details you put in this! Great job! Cheers! Mary Ellen

caseytoussaint said...

What a beautiful fence, Sandy. It' so typical of the beaches on the east coast - it really makes me homesick. It's really beautifully done.

mARTa said...

how come everybody else has cool fences near them and I don't? I love your sketch and how you dipicted the fence. I just want to follow it down the beach!

phthaloblu said...

This is such a beautiful piece. I absolutely love this! If you ever do this as an actual piece, I will buy a print!

Sherri said...

Sandy, what a spectacular fence!! I can really smell the salt air and the cool breeze. Bravo!!