Oh, how I wish we could be there. Well, perhaps not today as we battle storm Francis, but it would be lovely sometimes. However, I can’t see us going anywhere for some months yet as the other half is still in treatment.
The last given virtual art-group challenge was to paint a “stormy, seaside scene : using silhouettes to pull the eye into the picture “. So hey ho…… pretty specific. I trawled through my seaside snaps and a few internet photos of stormy seas and decided to meet the criteria I would have to paint an imaginary scene.
My first effort was on cheap watercolour paper; done more than anything to explore an imagined composition. Not very satisfactory in the colour sense as the paper soaked up the paint too quickly.
It did, however, lead me to the decision to leave out the boat in my next effort.
I was far more satisfied with this result. Improved, l felt by the additional trees on the left hand cliff. I was also able, on this better quality paper, to lift out the “rain squall “ far more effectively with a sponge.
Lastly, I just wanted to give the same scene a go with pastels.
With or without figures I couldn’t decide…….