Treasure from the Sea

Treasure from the Sea ~ 4″ x 6″ watercolor, pen and ink
Starting Bid $30.00  BID HERE
at Daily Paintworks…link will become active on March 9, 7am Pacific time
The Pacific Ocean is of great concern right now, in the aftermath of Fukishima, will these beautiful creatures be nothing but myth in the future? I hope to preserve their beauty for future generations who may never get to see them.
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Down by the Sea

Down by the Sea 4″ x 6″ watercolor pen and ink
I liked my little sand dollar so much, that I decided to do a little series of seaside themed cards. I think I’ll turn them into a set of notecards soon. (Did I mention that already? Probably, lol!) I’m suffering from dementia in my 30’s!! Man…does the brain ever recover from bearing children?
Anyways…it’s refreshing to go back to the basics every once in a while, and not take my art so damn seriously! I’m enjoying these little guys, and I love the ocean…so I’ll keep ya posted.
Cheers!

"At the seaside" — sand dollars

Sand Dollar – 4″ x 6″ watercolor
©Tahirih Goffic, 2011
I was fiddling around with my new Windsor and Newton watercolors the other night, with an idea for a gift tag for a special order and I came up with this little image. I’ve always been fascinated with Sand Dollars and their simplicity and beauty and they remind me of playing with my daughter at the seaside, on our special trip to Tofino. This one looks better bigger, so please click away!¬†
I’m planning on doing a set of seaside/seashell themed gift cards for my shop, so keep your eyes peeled:)

In Pursuit of the Perfect Wave


~In Pursuit of the Perfect Wave~ 16″ x 16″ original oil on canvas $400.00

This is a horrible photo of this painting! The colors are off, and the big white glare in the middle doesn’t exist, it’s from the light in the room. I can’t get a good picture because I can’t remember the last day that it didn’t rain here! I finished this painting last night, and I really wanted to post it, so this photo is temporary, until I get a good day.
It’s quite a bit larger than anything I’ve painted lately, but I really felt like I needed to breathe…take a break from the mini paintings and stretch my painting arm! How can you tell it’s winter?…I’m painting beach scenes! I’m dreaming of the ocean, the sun and holidays! I can’t wait till January.
This was from a black and white photograph that my sister took at Long Beach in Tofino, B.C. Check out more of her photography at www.ArtWanted.com/Karie.
TIP: For photographing your artwork, the best light is outdoors on a slightly overcast day. It gives a soft, even light which doesn’t seem to affect the colors as much as trying to shoot indoors, under artificial light. Put your painting on a flat, even surface, or hang it on a wall. I usually try to zoom as much of the painting into the frame as possible, then crop it in photoshop to get clean edges.

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This one was really a challenge. I’m new to painting water. The painting “Beach Baby” was my first real attempt. It turned out well, and so did “Our Own Island”, so I thought I’d try this one. It’s from a photo that my very talented sister, Karie Goffic, took. You can check out her incredible photography at www.ArtWanted.com/Karie. I’m pretty happy with the results. The hardest part for me was to get the big spray to look convincing. There are sure a lot of variations of light and shadow and color in something that most people would consider just white!