Sunday, 22 June 2014

Watercolour sketch of Minnis Bay looking towards Reculver Towers today


This watercolour painting of Minnis Bay had a few snags, I think I am beginning to master the sky and the sea but have a long way to go with countryside, I think the Japanese artists call this bushido or something, it is a marshal art I have jet to master, I expect you are supposed to hit the paper with a wet rice flail or something.

The small cloud, top left is actually where I put my thumb when I picked the thing up.


No thumb print at this point.


I think it took about an hour to paint, fortunately I had my 99p blow up cushion.


As you see I started by paint the bit I can paint and then went on to paint the bits I can’t, which frankly I the best art lesson advice I could give anyone.


This is a photo taken from the same point, which should show how things really looked, but doesn’t either. 
My wife put the picture in a frame that was lying about and strangely some of the bits that looked good before framing now look bad and some of the bits that looked bad now look good.

2 comments:

  1. well done Michael I like that the cloud is good as well.






































































































































































































































































































































































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    1. Strewth Don, what’s with the big blank bit in the comment? Strange one, the cloud as it looks like I remember it but not like it is in the photo.

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