Monday, September 1, 2014

Waterfalls



"When the full fields begin
to smell of sunrise
and the valleys sing
in their sleep,
The pilgrim moon pours 
over the solemn darkness
her waterfalls of silence,
And then departs up the long
avenue of trees." 
~Thomas Merton

Waterfalls
24 x 36 
One Of A Kind
Original Painting
in the shop.



Thursday, August 14, 2014

Seawashed Rosaries


Seawashed Rosaries
 now available in my Seawashed Shop






HAND-PAINTED in a patina as if tossed and turned by the waves of the ocean deep...washed by the sea.

"Ocean, wide-flowing Ocean, Thou, Of uncreated Love; I tremble as within my soul I feel Thy waters move." F.W Faber




"Our thoughts are quieter than rivers, Our loves are simpler than the trees, Our prayers deeper than the sea." ~Thomas Merton



A beautiful piece for your French Nordic home decor or spiritual lifestyle. It looks lovely hanging or gathered at the foot of a Madonna. These are all hand-painted and distressed so no two are exactly alike making them One Of A Kind. Your Rosary comes with a  long white ribbon and sacred medal from Italy.
A Seawashed Rosary would make a lovely gift, especially for those whom like the Jeanne d Arc Living Style.

Friday, July 11, 2014

An Artist's Retreat



"Painting is silent poetry." ~Author Unknown



Seawashed Studio
My quiet retreat washed by the sea... 




in a faded palette of whites





 free of clutter so creativity flows 


"Art is not a handicraft, it is the transmission of feeling the artist has experienced." 
~Leo Tolstoy



French doors allowing the natural light in





"This world is but a canvas to our imagination."
~Henry David Thoreau






 "When the warmth of Summer's sun lingers long into the night, its too hot to sleep, so I paint."~Kerrie Sanderson


Washed Hearts


The English Rose Series

"Of the flowering of blossoms,
of the purple waves of the sea..." 
~Virgina Woolf







I am an Abstract Painter.  Painting has always come naturally for me.  I began painting abstracts in High School with oils on canvas.  I have been educated in oils, watercolor, ink wash, charcoals, pastels, pen and ink, drawing, drafting, metal and woodwork, and art history with a Bachelor of Arts degree.  Abstract painting allows me the freedom to just let beauty come forth.  I get caught up in the way the paint moves across the canvas and  how the colors blend effortlessly.  My artwork is quiet, not intended to dominate a room but rather be like a soft whisper.  I use a color palette that brings calm to a space.  Most of us are in need of a dwelling place to rest and rejuvenate, to find sanctuary in.  My heart desires to cultivate peace in all that I paint.




"We look not to what is seen but to what is unseen;  for what is seen is transitory, but what is unseen is eternal." ~2 Cor. 4:18
This is my newest series of paintings...
{click on the links to read more}


Whisper

Sanctuary

Temple


"We want something else which can hardly be put into words-
to be united with the beauty we see, to pass into it, 
to receive it into ourselves, to bathe in it,
to become part of it."
~C.S. Lewis


White Doves




"Her poetry, dancing upon the shores." ~W.B Yeats






 There is so much to inspire me along the Northern California Pacific Coast.  I get lost in the layers of sand and sea...colors that I try to bring into all my artwork.  


Dawn


Sonoma Sea Coast



"the sea was so beautiful and it was so good to run along the cliff-tops in the fresh air and frolic in the sea." ~Claude Monet

"I want the unobtainable. Other artists paint a bridge, a house, a boat, and that's the end. They are finished. I want to paint the air which surrounds the bridge, the house, the boat, the beauty of the air in which these objects are located, and that is nothing short of impossible." ~Claude Monet


Claude Monet is my favorite artist.




"To rest my soul in the quiet of the sea..."



Seawashed Subway Signs


Pismo Sanddollar Watercolor




and soon Coastal Pine will be underfoot, so I can be messy


Seawashed Studio
washed by the sea...


This is my Artist's Retreat.  A place of calm.
a quiet artist's sanctuary.
"Love of beauty is taste.
The creation of beauty is art."
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thank you to Karen Valentine of My Desert Cottage
for hosting The Where Bloggers Create Party 2014.
Please visit her Blog for the link tour and enjoy 
all of the creative spaces.

 to read more about me visit:

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Seawashed Shop

Sea Tidings,
Kerrie


Sunday, July 6, 2014

Sonoma Sea Coast



Bodega Cove





New Sea Paintings Bodega Cove and  Sonoma Sea Coast.
 A foggy day on the Sonoma seashore when the sea is a soft grey-green.  
Both are 5 x 7 canvas panel for easy framing.  
 In the SHOP 
Sea Tidings,
Kerrie 


A soft Sea washed...






A soft Sea washed around the House
A Sea of Summer Air
And rose and fell the magic Planks
That sailed without a care~
For Captain was the Butterfly
For Helmsman was the Bee
And an entire universe
For the delighted crew.
~Emily Dickinson

Sea Tidings,
Kerrie

In the Shop