Here is the start of my watercolour for today. Check the damp patch on the right – as I write there is a big crawler going up the page – mmm – too bad. I could have avoided this but watercolour will have their way!
OK – now I MUST go to the surfshop in the mall (the mall on Saturday – oh rapture oh joy)
Since the last version I have done battle with the monster in the mall (but did not get a wetsuit) and went with the family to look in at the local long-board competion at the pipe. It was raining gently but the waves were really great. Then Mikhail asked me if I wanted to put a late entry in the father and son tag event. It sounded like fun and it would be a way to have surf. Calvin went in first and did OK though he is not used to a long-board then I went in and had a few great waves even though I could not nose-ride or do other tricks. So there.
I found ‘The Rite of Spring’ at the mall (not in the shop where they asked me “how do you spell Stravinsky?”) and a CD of Joshua Bell playing Mendelssohn’s violin concerto in E minor. So the painting is progressing under two vastly different influences. Here it is so far – as it dries a little:
As I have been painting I have noticed how the turquoise sea reacts with the orange mountains – there is a real buzz there that I would like to capture. I have just added Cobalt Turquoise to my pallette.
So this is how it looks now:
I don’t know – it seems there were lots of fiddly bits – eventually I did the last washes with a big brush – I think I am working too big – the sheet is 38x57mm.