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by derek mccrea
- Artist Notes
Dunes is my first watercolor painting of sand dunes on
the beach. I had painted several sand dune paintings in oil and they
are some of my favorite works. This work is available as an original
and a fine art modern print.
This particular painting was
inspired by a visit I took to Cumberland Island, Georgia. An old ferry
boat surrounded by shrimp boats loaded up with me, my wife, my two
children, my mother (a school teacher) and her students. This spot is
an area of the Island that my wife, Sheila, thought looked very
romantic as the trail opened up to the gorgeous view of the ocean and
beach. I am from Georgia and have only been there once.
part of Georgia is known as the Golden Isles and is comprised of Sapelo
Island, Cumberland Island, St Simons Island, and Jekyll Island. There
is a ferry that holds 60 people that departs and returns once a day to
the island. I remember the island was very beautiful and one of the
most tranquil desolate places I have ever been. The beach suffered less
of mankindís effects and appeared untouched. In the distance I could
see wild horses throwing sand in the air, while racing down the beach..
were no merchant stores or gas stations; no roadways; only the one
ranger station that took good care of the sea turtles who returned to
the same beach year after year to lay their eggs. The eggs then would
hatch and return to the very same beach where they would continue the
egg laying cycle started by their parents and grandparents.
will never forget the several mile long beach side return trip back to
the ferry boat at the end of the day. Me, being the only man of the
bunch ended up carrying about 100 pounds of seashells in my rucksack
for all of the students in my momís class. There is nothing better than
a romantic walk on the beach while surrounding by tons of first
graders. Other than that it was a pretty romantic, quiet day. After
returning from the beach I had taken a picture of that favorite spot
that my wife noticed over watching the beach and the sunset that
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Derek McCrea is a US Army Infantry Combat Soldier with two tours in Iraq with the 3rd Infantry Division, and this is his stress relief. He has always loved to paint; it allows him to express emotions on paper and r ...
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