My Creative Resolution – Watercolor, Illustration, Print Pattern Design

Stepping back from a painting

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Beach watercolor by Eileen McKenna http://www.mycreativeresolution.com
I was so happy to have time this weekend to start AND finish a new beach painting. On Saturday I painted the first layers.
The start of a beach painting
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.” 🙂

Have you read:
Process for Painting the Beach in Watercolor

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Author: Eileen McKenna {my creative resolution}

Web and Print Designer living in New York. I blog about painting, illustration, and designing patterns. Inquires are welcome.

9 thoughts on “Stepping back from a painting

  1. 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!

  2. Should have read the above before I went on my recent holiday! Very informative thanks for sharing.

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