As I mentioned last week, Kristin at Twinkle, Twinkle is hosting a fun challenge focused on the colors of summer. This year's theme is ice cream colors-- with different ice cream colors each week. Now I ask you: What's better inspiration than ice cream, especially on these hot summer days? There were almost 115 artists who linked up last week! It was so much fun to see how everyone interpreted the rainbow sherbet theme using different mediums and color palettes.
This week's colors are mint chocolate chip (another of my favorite flavors!) and since I spent some time at the beach over the last few weeks, I decided to do a quick sketch of the beach, complete with the resort's mint green beach umbrellas! (Wasn't that lucky? Well, maybe they were a bit more lime green, but I took some creative license.)
This was an attempt to loosen up and put something down on paper very quickly. I tried to use fairly broad strokes and then fill in the color quickly with just hints of color. It's a style I love seeing when I look at the art of urban sketchers who capture the essence of outdoor scenes so quickly and seemingly effortlessly. I need to allow myself to be more free and loose. That's something I'm going to keep working on as opportunities arise. In the meantime, here is my mint chocolate chip beach scene: