The Pipe was flat as a pancake this afternoon – well there were some tiny waves. I took my watercolour stuff down to the beach as two guys went down with surfboards. I asked them if they knew something I didn’t. Well they said they were really desperate – and I can understand that. As it happened they seemed to have a lot of fun as I heard them whooping and cheering as I got down to much more serious business. ahem!!!
I stood down at the shoreline again and painted the Steenbras River mountains across the bay. I painted a larger sheet of Arches and enjoyed using my squirrel-hair mop. I spent quite a bit of time trying to capture the cloudy skies over the mountains. As I was finishing off the tide pushed in and a few waves lapped over my feet and up the beach. I got colder, till I realised I had a polar-fleece pull-over tied round my waste and a beanie in my pocket. mmm – absent minded me. Well at least this time I remember to take brushes, unlike my trip to the Pipe yesterday AND my walk up the mountains the day before.
A few people stopped to chat which is always fun.
Here is the watercolour:
This is on 300g Arches Cold Pressed and is 380x560mm.