Every month we each create a postcard from a walk ....and send it around the world ....to another member of the Sketchercise group
Friday, 10 February 2012
Azure Seas off Australia
When I saw this sparkling card from Alison, I thought, Wow, do they have such turquoise seas in England?... but reading the other side I found that she'd done it from a sketch on her recent holiday on Lizard Island, part of the Great Barrier Reef!
It sounds quite idyllic, fringed by coral and with shallow waters so the colour of the sea changes constantly, not surprising that Alison sat and watched it for hours. I love the way she's allowed the watercolours to blend freely, suggesting so subtly 'things' under the surface and the movement and breaking of the waves.
Its a lovely, uplifting card that reminds me of a few perfect holidays at the coast where I've been lucky enough to occasionally experience such gorgeous sea colours.
I loved the Roald Dahl stamp too, in spite of the P.O. smudging their stamp of officialdom rather carelessly.