Tonight I had a surf on the way home from seeing a client. I was very pre-occupied but the waves were OK and I had a couple of great rides. I chatted with my bud Leith, on the waves, who I had not seen for a while. I was keen to paint so I went out and changed.
This is 760x560mm on 300gm Fabriano
There was still time so I took my box down to the shore and set up. The colours were beautiful but the light was fading fast. I muddled around a while and almost decided to paint the view in the other direction for a change and then decided not to. Then I stood and drew one single line about a third up the page. As I was finishing the line, I became aware of Leith walking up through the shallow waters. He looked and saw a single line. He made a comment about being out for half an hour or something. But it all looked quite ridiculous and we both had a laugh. Silly!
Then someone else chatted for a moment and I assured him I would try to finish the painting as I stood there.
Well I got the first washes down and started on the mountains. However I had left it all too late and the light turned gold for a minute then faded into blues. Also the washes stopped drying so I had to paint the final washes for the beach sand. Eventually it was quite dark when I had packed and I made my way up the beach. I would like to finish this later. Tonight I have some other work and a sleep.