Well it has been a beautiful calm sunny day – high light clouds. I took some time for a quick surf just before midday and noted the beautiful cloud patterns above the Gordon’s Bay mountains. And I decided it was time to go BIG. A full sheet. This afternoon I took Ethan to his surf class and did not take my board or a wetsuit – so as not to be distracted from my course. I also took a big board and luscious sheet of Fabriano 600gm rough (NB 600gm – its thick!) I have been keeping it for ages for a suitable subject or occasion. Well tonight was it.
The sky was full of pastel shades when I set up. There were thick clouds in the West so the sun didn’t actually ever light up the mountains and at one point during the painting they started to fade into the murk of evening. However the light rallied long enough for me to complete the watercolour.
So this is on 600gm Fabriano and is 560x760mm
I took two photos in the studio tonight, one with flash and one without. Neither of them are quite right so I will retake a shot tomorrow morning – all going to plan.