There was a light on-shore blowing at the pipe this afternoon when I took the boys down. There was quite a big swell running and the tide was out. The waves had a lot of vooma and were crashing on the sandbank. The short-boarders were having a great time. I went out and had a wave or two with lots of waiting for the right one. Which is actually quite fun. The water is warm again. I had a short time when I came out to paint a watercolour, before having to rush Calvin up to an event at school. So I did this.
I tried to get all the shades of grey, red, brown and green right but they are still not quite there. I started at the darker peak on the right and worked to the left. When I got the other side of the page I found that I had settled down and had the right saturation for the colours I was using. I finished off with the blueish peaks on the right. That is Rooiels on the right with Cape Hangklip just to the left. Hangklip marks the Eastern entrance to False Bay.
I have just seen that I did not paint the sky – so I added it in here in the studio. Here is how it looks now:
Oh yes and I focussed on saturating the sea colours.
And – I was rushing to put in the poles but the wash for the beach had not dried so the green pole disappeared into the page – which I think is quite sweet. (o: