January 8, 2014

Sunsets of the Old Year and Sunrise in the New Year

I'm a little late in posting my sketches while I fight off a lingering cold. I've been meaning to post some sunset sketches in Santa Monica last week to mark the end of the year - better now than never, right? ;-) I never tire of watching and painting the sunset over the ocean - here they are, ordered from beginning of the year toward the end:

Shiho Nakaza "Los Angeles" "Santa Monica" California sunset watercolor sketching sketch beach

Shiho Nakaza "Los Angeles" "Santa Monica" California sunset watercolor sketching sketch beach

Shiho Nakaza "Los Angeles" "Santa Monica" California sunset watercolor sketching sketch beach

Shiho Nakaza "Los Angeles" "Santa Monica" California sunset watercolor sketching sketch beach

I also sketched the sun setting on the beach on the last day of 2013, and sketched the beach again as the sun was rising on the first day of 2014. Click on the sketch to see the beach, from night to morning, from old year to the new - hope your new year is off to a great start!

Shiho Nakaza watercolor sketch "Los Angeles" "Santa Monica" sunset sunrise beach

8 comments :

kumi matsukawa said...

Brilliant series, Shiho. I never tire of looking these sunset series. SOOO lovely!

memi said...

Same to you, Shiho- these are lovely!

Olha Pryymak said...

good job with the super nice wet-in-wet technique

Kaz Mayeda said...

These are wonderful -fresh and direct.

CharlieAmra said...

Wow, these are really cool. I love the energy of the wet-in-wet you achieve. Thanks for sharing.

RobCarey said...

A great idea to sketch the setting and dawning of the years. I was down in LA on that day too, so I should've gone to the beach as well!

VHein said...

So lovely, Shiho! Agree with Rob, what a great way to mark the passage into the new year...and Happy New Year back to you!

Shiho Nakaza said...

Thank you, everyone! I hope all of your new year is off to a great start!