I got a bit pummelled in the waves tonight though it was good to be out again. I came in and changed. Ater a short chat with a friend I shot down to the ‘spot’ to do a watercolour. It was a grey, cold, windy evening. As I sat down to paint my son came out of the water and made the first impatient noises. So I had to move fast. I did a sketch in pencil – ah yes – I found an 8b at Cathy’s shop in Observatory (where I bought two new 1 metre sheets off the roll). Then I painted. Here it is:
The painting is on Arches 300gm rough watercolour paper and is 11 x 15 inches.
I would love to have had time to do one more. I felt like I could begin to manage the back-runs a bit more. the make the painting look loose and easy but I would like to contain the washes between dry areas just a little more than I do. There was a big blot at the end of the mountains that I blotted out with my sleeve cause it was getting a bit our of hand. This could also have been because I used saturated washes in the sea.