Sunset on the Bay, Watercolor

Sunset on the Bay is a watercolor, 24 x 12, painted in 1993. I offer it in three sizes and styles of prints.

Sunset on the Bay, watercolor, 24 x 18, 1993 © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

Sunset on the Bay, watercolor, 24 x 18, 1993 © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

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This original watercolor of beach houses on the Chesapeake Bay was painted from my own photos and memories. This is a view from Chincoteague Island across the Chesapeake Bay toward the mainland in Virginia. That stillness, that odd pink light of a sultry evening on the bay…the beach houses along the dock looked so puny and unprotected under that huge sky above and the water below that I took several photos in the days before panoramic images were available. Later, I brought them out and laid them side by side on my drafting table and sketched the scene onto a full sheet of watercolor paper, not knowing how much of the sky and water I’d use and leaving plenty of extra. I was just experimenting with watercolor techniques and materials and knew I wanted the clarity of the details on the beach houses to contrast with the big sky and water.

I first saw the ocean at the age of 30 when I visited Assateague Island, Virginia and felt as if I’d come home to an old friend; I also enjoyed meeting the wild ponies after having read all the books in the “Misty of Chincoteague” series and read about the island and wildlife refuge. I conspired how to make a living so I could stay there, but instead brought my photos back and have been painting from them ever since.


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