Summer by the Sea - Picture A Memory

Summer by the Sea - Mixed Media Painting by Laure Paillex c.2015All the summers of my life have been spent between the sandy beaches and ponds of Cape Cod and the rocky coastline of Maine.  I often joke that there's saltwater in my veins, sand in my shoes, and rocks in my head!  (That's Downeast humor!)

My two sons - now grown men - share the same heritage and memories of sandy beaches, rocky ledges and sailboats catching the salty summer breezes. 

"Summer Memories" was the theme of a fun collage workshop held here at the studio.  We used an interesting collection of materials to record our stories on a 12-inch square canvas: 

  • acrylic paints
  • matte medium, texture paste and gloss gel medium
  • stencils
  • scrapbook paper - torn and cut
  • printed table napkins
  • antique prints and ephemera
  • buttons, beads, threads, and shells
  • permanent fine line markers/pens

This would make a great project for a rainy-day "art play date" with kids and adults alike!

Summer by the Sea by Laure Paillex c. 2015