I think I’m always ready for the beach. Especially when I see darling beach houses like this.
Last week I was reading my newest favorite blog ” Southern Hospitality” . It has some terrific articles for decorating and DIY projects. Right up my alley. Rhoda had taken a road trip to the Gulf Coast of Florida and posted some photos of the cutest beach houses. Check them out on her site. Well, my inspiration factor went through the roof. Rhoda was kind enough to allow me to use her photos for some painting inspiration. It’s homes like this that make me want to run to the studio and capture all those beachy feelings. I can almost smell the salt air and feel the breeze blowing as I add paint to paper. Oh, how I wish I was there.
Even though I wasn’t at this home myself it had such a strong essence for me that when I saw the photo it just jumped off the page.I absolutely loved the shadows falling on the siding. It brought back such fond memories for me of times that I’ve spent at the beach with my family. And I guess family and homes go hand in hand. That is probably why I have such an affinity to painting homes. Can’t you just imagine the wonderful stories this home could tell about the families who have stayed here and enjoyed their vacations. Kids growing up, playing on the beach, having the times of their lives. Smiles all around. Joy!
So, are you planning a trip to the beach this year? Perhaps you’ll see me there- sketchbook in hand!
ps: I would love to see any darling photos you might have of homes from your travels and maybe you’ll find it painted here!