A watercolour seascape sketch ~ an old weather beaten, sea worn boat beached on the shore…
Left are the colours I used. Prussian Blue, Cobalt Teal Blue, Yellow Ochre, Quinacridone Gold and Quinacridone Burnt Scarlet are by Daniel Smith; Ultramarine Blue, Van Dyck Brown and Lamp Black are by Winsor & Newton.
I did start this with a very simple pencil sketch, just very basic outlines and no detail.
I wanted my watercolour sketch to have a degree of looseness to it.
I love the colours I chose for my boat ~ all very lovely “seaside” colours…
It was painted on 140 lb cold pressed watercolour paper and measures 15 cm x 20 cm.
I’ve learnt lessons and grown from painting my boat. I’m slowly but surely improving and developing my watercolur skills. More simple watercolour sketches will follow…
Most of all I had FUN painting this ~ painting with watercolours is beautiful and exciting as well as relaxing and therapeutic all at the same time…
There is always a lovely selection of colours and textures at the beach and harbour….
Above are two sections lovely peeling paint from the same boat, beautifully weathered by the salty sea air. Also on the beach today was something slightly unusual for the UK coast…. Portuguese man o’ war…..
They are very beautiful but very toxic….
I was very careful not to touch them….
The colours are just lovely….
Portuguese man o’war are not commonly found in UK coastal waters, they prefer warmer waters….
I was interested to learn that Portuguese man o’ war are not a jellyfish they are a siphonophore, a colonial organism – a colony of organisms all working together….
I’m always amazed what you find washed up on the beach….
These are the colours that are inspiring me today ~ turquoise, aqua, and cyan ~ colours on a sea worn boat in the harbour….
Above we have some bleached dark indigo denim (dark indigo denim doesn’t bleach white, it goes a dark cream colour that you see above) along with some cotton dyed with cerulean blue acrylic paint and some rusty stuff.
They’re colours that complement each other so well. Underneath the image I used Photoshop to “paint” colour samples with colours extracted from the image. In real painting terms the colours I see in the image are Indigo, Cerulean Blue, Buff Titanium and Burnt Sienna ~ a beautiful inspiring combination….
I may have a play with these colours later this evening….