This painting is done from a picture my husband took of me walking on the beach. I had the idea while on vacation and set up the scene I wanted. I like the feeling of the woman walking alone.I cropped off the top of the figure and I like the mystery that it creates. I enjoyed painting the wave splashing on my legs and put the most detail in that area. I hope this painting conveys the peaceful feeling that I have when walking on the beach alone.  

- Kathleen Giles


Watercolor painting on paper

Ready to frame

Signed on front

22" h x 30" w 
0 lbs. 10 oz.



Kathleen Giles
Gasport, New York

Getting to Know Kathleen

Kathleen Giles is a self-taught watercolorist who captures figures employing a realist style that sets a high standard for a traditionally tricky medium. She has been painting professionally for over 20 years, and credits her mastery of watercolor to understanding the properties of the paints. Kathleen says she never uses black paint, and she applies underpaintings of yellow and pink for warmth. “I use a lot of yellow in my work because it adds a beautiful glow,” she says. The luminosity Kathleen creates brings each subject to life. When she’s not working on her own artworks, she also teaches workshops across the United States and co-hosts a weekly cable television show called “Watercolors with Jody and Kathy.”