Winter Beach Life Guard Stations

The attached art prints are of a couple of life guard stations on the South Carlsbad State Beach during the winter months. Carlsbad, California is in the northern part of San Diego County. Beach traffic is lighter during these cooler months and the life guard stations are open during peak hours only. I thought this look was interesting and decided to use a pointillism technique in creating these prints.

Pointillism is a painting technique that uses dots of paint to create an image. The technique was created in 1886 stemming from Impressionism style of painting. For more information: Wikipedia – Pointiliism.

I like using this style on certain scenes or subject matters as it creates a very soft and subtle look. The empty beach and the closed guard stations seemed like a great fit for this type of style.



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27 thoughts on “Winter Beach Life Guard Stations

    1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      They are large and built very strong. I’m not use to seeing them empty. Most of our beach time when we lived there was weekends and crowded beaches. Love the picture that came to my mind with what you are use to seeing…!!!

  1. Felipe Adan Lerma

    These almost remind me of trolley cars or gondolas at rest! And your soft selection setting choices, Kirt, bring a real humanity I think to much of what is sometimes done as pointillism – much more welcoming while still vibrant – very very nice! 😊


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