2019 is off to a good start! I’m making drawing and painting a priority and try to work in the mornings, even if it’s just for a little bit. It’s fun to sit down with no real thought as to where it will lead and let things unfold.
With painting holiday themed things throughout December, it’s been a while since I painted a seascape. Looking through my stack of unfinished projects, I found the start of a seascape and suddenly felt inspired to finish it. (Our annual New Year’s Day walk at the beach may have also inspired this. The waves were crazy!) Painting the foam was so much fun!
There are two time-lapse videos on Instagram if you want to see how I went from here:
to here: The secret is a lot of white gouache!
As I was looking through my supplies this week, my kneaded eraser was nowhere to be found, I had only one sheet of watercolor paper left, and my favorite sketchbook was running low! I didn’t paint today but I did head to Blick to stock up on these essentials. I usually paint using 9” x 12” or 12” x 12” watercolor paper, but felt inspired to also grab a larger pad of 12″ x 16″.
It’s funny – a few years ago my favorite size was 6” x 6” – so small! It was an accident that I went to the 12” x 12”. I ordered the wrong size, decided to give it a try, and have never looked back!
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6 thoughts on “The First Few Creative Days of 2019”
Thank you so much for sharing your talent. The tips are really helpful to a complete beginner.
You are welcome! It’s so nice to hear that you find the post helpful 😀
Beautiful beach scene, your painting looks as though the ocean tide is moving.
Thanks Sharon! It’s nice to be back painting the beach 😀
I love your beach paintings. They always leave me feeling so peaceful. Thanks for sharing.
Thank you so much! It’s so relaxing painting them too 😀