Well, it’s Friday, and we’ve reached the last of my watercolour paintings from last weekend! For this watercolour beach scene, I once again used my Brusho Crystal Colours. What can I say – they’d been out all weekend anyway!
Another challenge in the Brusho Fun group was to paint a summer activity or destination. I’m not a ‘lie on the beach’ kind of person, but I do love to walk along a nice shoreline!
Some waves always make the beach more interesting, don’t they?
First, wet the area for the water with clean water. Next, drop your Brusho crystals into the wet area, and use a very wet brush to spread the colour. Add more water, and then add a second colour. I started with Ultramarine, and add Turquoise for my water. Repeat these steps for the sky, keeping a dry line between the water and sky. You can see that I lost a bit of control in one area – oh well! For the sky I used very diluted Prussian Blue, and lifted some of the colour using a towel wet with a bleach/water mixture, to create the clouds.
The sand area colours are Sandstone and Yellow Ochre. These were sprinkled directly onto the wet paper, and then spread with a wet brush.
When the painting is dry, create the waves and foam by stippling on white gouache, and gently ‘dry brushing’ it with upward strokes. Draw your land/island with black Micron pen, and add some palm trees. Add highlights to the trees with a white gel pen.
That’s it – a quick little watercolour beach scene! I hope that you have a good weekend, and maybe get to spend some time walking a pleasant shoreline near you. Oh – and don’t forget to do some painting, too!