Friday, 1 May 2015

VILLAGE BY THE SEA

The theme at "Art Journal Journey" (chosen by me this month) is "The Sea".

When I think of the sea I think of the seaside and of the towns and villages around the coast of the United Kingdom.


I made some little seaside houses




boats



and a fish or two.





I drew and painted sea, sand, a village hill and much more and joined them together like a painted jigsaw puzzle with Photoshop.






If you usually or occasionally join in the "Art Journal Journey" challenges I hope to see you again.    If you haven't joined in so far, why not give it a go.
I'm very much looking forward to seeing what you make.

39 comments:

The Happy Whisk said...

These look like they would be for a fun kids' book.

The Happy Whisk said...

Or is it kid's book? You know, now I don't remember. Either way, you have a childlike art that just fits.

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful Sheila, looks a nice place for a holiday. Thanks for being our hostess at Art Journal Journey this month, Valerie

froebelsternchen Susi said...

I will come to this place this summer - for sure!
Love your scene--
Orange Esmeralda Holiday feeling!
Thank you very much for being our hostess again Sheila!
♥♥♥
Susi

Suman Pandit said...

beautiful colorful scene you have create here !! love it !!

johanna said...

you make me Long for summer (though i have no shore nearby... do you go to portobello beach?)
wonderful Colors and as always i love your whimsical style - brightens my mood! (it is raining here, and cold.)

Caz said...

Your sea side houses are so much fun! I love those old style beach huts you still sometimes see!

Margik said...

Oh, Sheila! this is my favorite theme, it is a good choice. I love all your drawings... your beautiful seaside houses, boats and fish, and especially the palm tree. Very creative job as usual!

Jeannette said...

oohh sheila,your sea land its faboolus,looks like a holiday place.
love the ships and the mountains,very,very pretty.
have a nice weekend,here its cold and grey,no beautiful,so bad *brrr*

greetings jeannette

ULKAU said...

This is a real Sheila-Seaside, a very nice place!
But I don't knew yet, that also palm trees grow at the coast of United Kingdom....
I like this new theme! Ulrike

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

WOW what an amazing perfect place to make holidays.
I wish you a nice day, today is here public holiday.
BIg hugs Anja

limmelon said...

The houseboat looks magnificent. I love your combination of painting and photoshop. All the wee bits are individually great and the overall composition superb. Would make super illustrations. Love it, Awesome!!

Annie said...

I am requesting right now to book a vacation week in each of those delightful houses! But I suppose they are all privately owned. Ok, then I'd like to book a vacation week on each of those boats and swim with those adorable brightly colored fishys. It just looks like the perfect place ro relax and enjoy life. Your water, sand and grassy hill are each impressively painted and blended. It's got to be the best sand in the whole world for flowers to grow in it. Love your birdies! This is magical. No wonder the sun is so happy. And now I'm feeling quite happy too!

Kristin said...

Ohhh, these are adorable! I LOVE how you draw your boats and houses - they are so fun and whimsical - right up my alley ;) I also love how your incorporate photoshop elements in your pieces! And yes! Save your cardboard! xoxo

TwinkleToes2day said...

Love love LOVE it!! My favourite is the 'Houseboat' :D Have an awesome weekend :D xox

Tammie Lee said...

i would love to run into a village like you have created. entirely charming and inviting.

Becky said...

Love it I would be very happy to live there.

NatashaMay said...

this is so adorable! love the vibrant colors. :)

Evergreen Mo said...

This is as usual a great composition. My favourite is the large boat or is it a house boat. It does look jolly with the flags etc. Your work always makes me smile

Karin said...

This is our next holiday destination, I think!
Groetjes Karin

Anni - My Creative Life and Mixed Media Books said...

Sheila your beach houses are all so wonderful in their whimsical style and so are your the boats and fish, love it all.
Anni

sirkkis said...

What a joyful beach scene, Sheila. I'm sure it's happy place all who find it. I gues that you will show them later on...
Wish you happy weekend dear Sheila.

Giggles said...

Doesn't get more adorable than this...I could see this in a magazine!! So unique and wonderful...LOVE IT!! Great theme too! I can't imagine not living close to a body of water!! Well within a short driving distance!!

Hugs Giggles

My name is Erika. said...

What a fun piece this week. I love the boats (perhaps house boats) and the buildings. They all look like castles to me and I don't know which one I would chose. Maybe the pink one with the 2 turrets. How much fun would it be to have a house like that so you could watch the boats and other water things from a high view.

Meggymay said...

A magical sea side destination, its a fantastic page Sheila.
Yvonne

Jim Neil said...

What a lovely scene you're created here, Sheila. Your wee house instantly reminded me of the seaside --- in fact, I thought of one of those old-fashioned bathing tents! Your boat is elegantly designed -- you haven't used a single straight line, they're all curved. And the fish? Well, he's a cute little monster isn't he! The whole lot combines to give a very pleasing picture.

Victoria said...

Gorgeous and fantastical.. a very enchanting and magical feeling..I love it! Beautifully done..it feels like a story coming to lif e..a whimsical adventure-land..! Shine on!
Victoria

stefanie stark said...

It's great how you are able to use photoshop! It looks phantastic. I still have to learn this. Recently I bought a book but didn't start up to now. How did you learn to use this programme? In a course or by self teaching? I love your funny landscape so much!

die amelie said...

Oh, how I LOVE this, Sheila!

You have created a whole world on its own - with loads of whimsical adventure around each corner! The story-telling aspect to your art is just amazing and so enchanting! And the way you tell those stories is so very unique, inspired and inspiring! Thanks for the big big smile this has put on my face!

Hugs,
Claudia xxx

rose of Walk in the Woods, LLC said...

Very cool mixed media piece ~ I love how you mesh the drawings with the digital!

LonettA said...

Wonderful and colurful Sea-World! Very imaginative as always!
Hugs, Annette

janie said...

Hello Sheila, you certainly have your own unique style, I love the whimsicalness of it all, but especially like the house boat, the colours, the shape in fact I would like to go on holiday in it.

CS-CreativArt said...

Oh Sheila wonderful, there I will go on holiday. Preferably in the houseboat, which is so beautiful!

Jackie said...

I want to go on holiday and visit this happy place. I love it!

sally said...

Love your page! I'll try to join AJJ more often😍

Sally

kat said...

This looks like such a sweet and happy place to be, fabulous and feeling so much like Summer!

Caro´s kreative Welt said...

Wow, that's fantastic. On the side, there is much to see.
Greetings Carola

~*~Patty S said...

Ah to be by the sea in the lovely place you created dear Sheila!
A wonderful theme and your art is always so fresh and original.
oxo

chrissies said...

This is wonderful Sheila. It would make a great postcard

Love Chrissie xx