Saturday, February 11, 2017

Postcards from the Edge - of the Ocean

I have begun an interesting sideline to my outdoor sketching. I thought it would be a nice alternative to the photo postcards everyone buys on our island to offer an original watercolor one. This postcard can be sent through the mail and framed as a reminder of an Outer Banks vacation.

I had done a couple of them years ago, and after finding them buried in the back of a drawer, I decided to give it another go. I love the small format since it doesn't allow me to overwork or spend too much time on each one. Now, they are not all successful as you can see, but I think some are rather charming.

So now, while I'm outdoors sketching in my book, I do a little postcard too.


  1. These are wonderful additions to your sketches. But I would have a hard time actually mailing them to someone and not keeping them!

    1. I'm going to stick one in the mail to Randall on Monday and see if it makes it!