It’s a Beachy kinda Day





Happy Friday!  I am so happy to be creating pastel paintings that relax me once again! I was introduced to a new way of pastel painting.  I am using “Gatorboard”, then applying gesso to this board to get a textured affect. I like this “grittier” look because it emulates the feel of the beach when I’m there.  It gives the painting a little more dimension as well.

Pastel and Poetry

Seaside Treasure

A Glimpse in Time

A walk along a sandy beach

with footprints of every size.

The waves move forth to catch the prints,

and bring them back in time.

Odd little pieces of driftwood,

and colored nuggets of glass.

Contribute to my understanding,

through nature’s casual past.

Every granule of sandy beach,

represents a whole of life.

A shell, a bottle, a piece of rock,

or a plank from a ship in plight.

A heart-shaped stone so smooth and weathered,

Can measure the ocean’s caress.

Green seaweed hangs upon the rocks,

As a symbol of duress.

The tide pool is playground,

for crabs and starfish too.

The periwinkles stick around,

to keep the company true.

Nature has its beauty,

in every glimpse you take,

the sea, the shore, the sandy beach,

It gives you inner strength.

Debby Frisella 08/2013




The Finished Product, “Sea Trinkets”

As promised, and a little behind in getting this out, is my finished painting  “Sea Trinkets”! I am so excited to have finished this.  The ocean is my inspiration, but it is also my favorite place to hang no matter what! If you ask me how often I’m at the beach my response would be, ” Count my sea glass, sand dollars and more importantly, my happiness! ” Have a great day everyone! 🙂

Brody Beach Moment

Another reason to love the beach!  I smile every time I see a child building a sandcastle, using a plastic shovel to fill their buckets with sand, or picking up shells and live creatures from the tides and in between the rocks.  Just the expressions on their faces when they play or find an exciting treasure in the sand fills my heart.  I have to admit; I’m that way as well.

A dear friend from school posted this picture and I could not go without painting it! I hope she enjoys this as much as I had painting it. Enjoy the sunshine everyone! 😉

Bones of my painting #2

This is the second picture taken of my beach painting.  I really love everything about it; the background, the shape of the sea life and the full bottle of sea glass.  I am trying to get the colors as real as I can.  I don’t work on my paintings as often as I would like to, but it gives me great therapy to figure out the color theory of  any paintings I do. I also take my time because my heart is into it.  I want people to feel this. I will show another view as soon as my pastels come out again.  Tell me what you think! 🙂

Bones of a Painting

A Peaceful Sight at Boothbay Harbor

Peaceful Sight

Another painting finished… I love the ambiance of it all! The  Adirondack chair, flowers and the ocean just calm me down completely.  I wish there were times when I could just jump into the picture and sit in that chair.  I took a picture of this when my husband and I drove to Boothbay Harbor, ME. I knew I would paint it in order to keep the vision of that sight alive.  It was so beautiful to drive along the shore. There are so many cute shops to go through, art shops of course.  Every where you look the creativity just reaches out to its patrons.

This particular picture is a 4×6  pastel painting.  I plan to make copies and cards for my ocean collection.  I hope you enjoy this landscape!

Beach n’ Balance

 I am so excited to have finished this painting!  This is the second of my beach collection. Now that I’m out of school; I can add to that collection.  This particular picture was taken in Rye, NH.  The minute we get to the beach it is a guarantee that there will be some sort of rock pile on display. Check back for more to come!