My records show that I have not painted at The Pipe for 11 months! Can this be? This has been a different year. Lots of work and lots of surfing and not so much watercolour. But yesterday I decided it was time.
This is 380×560 and is on Arches 300gm Rough.
Yesterday I had cabin fever and was feeling a bit washed out. And because of a skateboarding injury I can’t surf for a little while. So I decided to make the most of the sunny afternoon and go down to The Pipe to paint a watercolour. It was a lovely afternoon with a light South Easter – well it was dropping. And it was just so good to sit in the sun again and look at the beach and the mountains. There was a group nearby who were doing a photo-shoot, each taking turns to direct. They had a Turtle suit which they also took turns to wear. It was great just to be aware of them without watching and to slowly get organised, sketch and paint.
I was keen to capture the vegetation on the dune in front of me. Maybe one day I will do a detailed sketch of those leaves. It is looking so healthy after all the rain we have had. And the flowers are out.