Watercolour

Sea Shell Sketches

Some sea shell sketches…

I enjoyed painting these. I used Daniel Smith and Winsor & Newton watercolours. I tried out some new paper to paint them on – The Langton Prestige by Daler-Rowney, 100% cotton. I bought a 12″ x 9″ gummed pad, 140 lb Rough. As a person who’s a bit fussy about my watercolour paper, I have to say that I’m very impressed with this paper. It’s strong, good quality paper, and reasonably priced…

Before painting my sea shells I tested out some colours first…

This is a great way of testing colours for sea shells and pebbles etc.

I love seeing all these colours together and I can see at a glance whether they are right or not. Most of these beach treasures have quite an assortment of different colours in them, when you examine them closely.

I’m off now to see what else I feel like painting…