This was a “chill out” painting that I did after I tried a seascape tutorial that didn’t quite work out. Everything looked okay until I got to the actual rolling waves, lol. (Colors: M. Graham ultramarine, alizarin, cobalt teal, viridian, phthalo blue; wn cobalt turquoise)
I shall “try, try again” because I’m determined to paint ocean scenes convincingly in watercolor, BUT I’m wondering if there is any way to save the 1/4 sheet of watercolor paper I used. The issue was with a mix of cobalt blue and burnt sienna that wouldn’t soften because I didn’t get to it quickly enough. (Well, there were other issues with the painting, but that was the main one.) I wish I could save the sky and the tree line and the sand in the foreground and just delete the middle ground (waves) and start over.
Oh well, lesson learned. Now I know that I need to try the waves on scrap paper, because that’s probably the hardest part of the painting. It looked so easy on the tutorial though! Grant Fuller is a really good teacher, and the painting he did is beautiful. Maybe someday, I will be able to paint a seascape. I’m pretty stubborn, so there’s that.
Happy Monday, let it be a fun day for you and yours today. Peace and gentle waves from me to you!