I had a little more time to paint this evening as I did not surf. It was a still evening with a heavy, mute sky. But the light on the mountains changed each time I looked up. I spent time sketching the design in pencil. Then I started with the sky, then the beach, the mountains, the sea finishing with the poles and plants in the foreground. At the end of it all I had time to do some calligraphy in the mountains. So here we are:
There is so much detail in those mountains. There’s detail in them thar mtns!!
Next time I will put a band of cool colour between the line of posts and the foreground dune and vegetation – just a sliver.
And then I looked up the sky had gone wild with textured colour, great sweeping strokes of pearly grey over a cerulean blue wash. A yellow glaze just above the horizon, mauve mountains and a light turquoise sea. Now there is something to aim for.