I was so happy to have time this weekend to start AND finish a new beach painting. On Saturday I painted the first layers.
On Sunday I added the details – more lights, more darks. I use a lot of white gouache!
I wasn’t sure it was done, but I propped the painting up on a shelf and looked at it from across the room. What a difference compared to staring at it up close. From across the room I declared, “It’s done.” 🙂
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Beautiful love it
Thank you Paul!
Terrific! Yes, I’ve read it and have all my beachy painting supplies packed up for our trip soon. I am sure your wise words will help me out a lot!
Oh great! I can’t wait to see what you paint. Where is the beach you are traveling to?
North Carolina – Topsail Island 🌴
Sounds awesome! Post pictures 😀
I will – most likely on Instagram 😎
Should have read the above before I went on my recent holiday! Very informative thanks for sharing.
You are so welcome. Glad you enjoyed!