"Coastal Conversations" by Kristine Brookshire, Acrylic and Gouache on Canvas framed in a raw wood floater frame
16" X 20"
Acrylic and Gouache on Canvas
Original Art Work
The beach holds such a special place in my life, because it is my family's absolute favorite place to be. We live in a beach town, and our local beaches have been a true refuge in this past crazy year. It's the one place that my three kids can play with wild abandon. This piece simplifies the landscape of the actual beach into a flattened wash of color to bring the focus to the human interaction of the beachgoers. This piece was also an exercise for me in a more minimalistic but dynamic composition by having almost all the "action" in one half of the painting. The original painting is acrylic and gouache on canvas.
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
San Clemente, California artist, Kristine Brookshire, is a mixed media painter. Since she could hold a pencil, Kristine has been drawing. Kristine earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, California and continued in her art, finding beauty in the world around her. Her distinctive color palettes pull from muted desert sunrises to the brightly dotted beaches she frequents with her husband and three young children.