This week, I’ve ignored my “weekly checklist” and instead ended up being free and loose with watercolor. After struggling to paint faces the last 2 weeks, it’s a relief to just play, with no expectations and it was fun!
It’s been a while since I attempted a landscape of the beach. I didn’t have high expectations, I just thought, “Let’s give it a try.” I took the reference photo a couple of weeks ago. I grew up at the beach and love everything about it. I’ve always tried to capture it with paint and I’ve had some success and some failures. Water and sand are hard!
Then, I added in darks and details, including the white foam. I have to admit that I’m proud of how it came out. It’s amazing how just playing can lead to unexpected success. I feel like each painting is a learning experience. 🙂