This morning I had a wonderful walk on the beach with the dogs. Unfortunately I don’t have any pics as my phone was on charge. There were great clouds, the tide was out and the dogs went mad. It was great. I even managed to find some booty to use in future paintings.
Beach Booty drying out
I love living by the sea. When I moved down to the south coast of England from London, I never would have imagined how much my life would change. This is where I started to paint. One would think that since I love the sea so much I would actually paint it! Heh! There are loads of reasons why I haven’t, but none worth writing about. Anyhow, I painted a seascape today.
Seascape – Acrylic on Canvas – A4 size
I decided to go back to acrylics for awhile and had prepared some canvases I bought ages ago. I went straight onto the white canvas with sand textured gel and glass bead gel for the beach part and then used a soft gel for the rest. I used ultramarine blue, phthalo blue (green hue), yellow ochre, burnt sienna and titanium white. I used two brushes and a palette knife. I want to use the knife more and have more texture in my paintings. I even used my fingers.
I have put away my watercolors for the time being. I have been staring at an old acrylic painting I did ages ago and wanted to make it better. So I will be working on some smaller pieces and trying out different grounds before I make another mark on it. I have all of this stuff, so I might as well use it!