Simple swipes of complementary colours across the paper in Windsor Blue Red Shade, Indigo and Buff Titanium….
Above is a minimal abstract watercolour of Mousehole harbour (Cornwall, UK)….
And below is a soft grey sky, misty blue ocean and a sandy shore….
I love the soft translucent washes of colour….
These simple minimal seascapes were a mixture of wet in wet and dry brush technique. I used Arches cold pressed paper, 140 lb.
There’s something wonderfully therapeutic about brushing beautiful watercolours over lovely watercolour paper, with no agenda or pressure to create a “masterpiece”…. it gives me a wonderful sense of peace and calm….
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A quick and simple wet in wet watercolour seascape sketch. It took me about 10 minutes. It measures just 5″ x 3.5″. I used just blue paints, apart from a tiny touch of white guache for the sails of the boat…
Colours used: Prussian Blue, Indigo, Phthalo Blue, Cobalt Teal Blue
A wet in wet watercolour sketch on 140 lb hot pressed watercolour paper. The majority of this sketch is done with Paynes Grey, with just very tiny hints of Sepia and Prussian Blue. This took me about 15 minutes.
When it rains in Scotland the mountains very quickly blur into the clouds and mist and they still look beautiful. This sketch, my abstract rendition of rain on the mountains, will be stuck into my watercolour sketchbook…