Tonight was a beautiful moody rainy evening in our corner of False Bay. We had a nice strong wind last night so there was a large swell running on the high tide. Just right for a good surf. Only I have been battling with flu today and trying to finish my documentation from last week. I just wanted sea air so I took Calvin down for a surf with his bud. After he left I waited for a light rain to pass then took my stuff down the beach. The mountains changed by the minute, first dark under the clouds and then sparkling in the sunshine. It was magnificent. What a beautiful place to be.
I am using Fabriano Rough paper. I love the textures as the colour pools and the French Ultramarine separates. Just then there was some more rain which did its own thing to the painting. Soon after the sun came out and I was able to stand the watercolour in the warmth to dry a little.
But just a I started to paint again my son rushed over to say he needed to be at school in 20 minutes.
I decided to take a leaf out of Leslie’s book and finish this off in the studio. And this is how it looks: