June 20, 2014

drawings at the beach

here's what I've been doing with my time off: a few simple drawings each day in my composition notebook with my trusty uni-ball black pen. the following images are of shells stuck in the sand that I observed while walking on the beach. mostly interested in the compositions naturally made by the water, and the abstract organic shapes that I can't help but see in almost everything~


drawing by Samantha Palmeri

drawing by Samantha Palmeridrawing by Samantha Palmeri


drawing by Samantha Palmeridrawing by Samantha Palmeri


drawing by Samantha Palmeridrawing by Samantha Palmeri


drawing by Samantha Palmeridrawing by Samantha Palmeri


drawing by Samantha Palmeridrawing by Samantha Palmeri
after a couple weeks of shells and broken crab legs I decided to challenge myself with drawing the foam from the waves as they broke in front of me. I say challenge because it was virtually impossible. although I made something of a game of it, my hands were never quite quick enough to capture on paper what I witnessed with my eyes. 

drawing by Samantha Palmeri

drawing by Samantha Palmeri

drawing by Samantha Palmeri



drawing by Samantha Palmeridrawing by Samantha Palmeridrawing by Samantha Palmeri

drawing by Samantha Palmeri

drawing by Samantha Palmeri

drawing by Samantha Palmeri

drawing by Samantha Palmeri
drawing by Samantha Palmeridrawing by Samantha Palmeridrawing by Samantha Palmeri


there's something about intently staring at the subject you're drawing that gives you an understanding of it in a way that nothing else can. I think I'm learning a lot about the ocean, and am starting to see patterns I've never seen before. I hope to get some of these thoughts onto canvas very soon...




all images copyrighted 2014 Samantha Palmeri




3 comments:

Jon Slackman said...

It's great to see how the environment inspires you and confirms your vision.

Samantha Palmeri said...

thanks- it is kind of amazing that no matter what I look at all my work seems pretty much the same!

Ilya said...

Nice to have those sketches to inspire you.