Friday, January 4, 2013

Washed Ashore - A Work in Progress

I pulled this painting out that I has started quite a while ago (see post on 25 Oct 2010).

Using a little Chinese white I put in the froth at the edge of the shore as the waves come up onto the sandy beach.

I added some of the seaweed and debris which gets washed up onto the beach above the high tide line. It never fails to amaze me the multitude of things that do come ashore, bottles, cans, shoes and a multitude of plastic items.

I darkened the shadow beneath the boat and then added a little red to the gunwale. I sketched in the hole in the side of the boat and painted in the detail.

I will post this painting once more of it has been completed.

Thank you for coming to look at my artwork and I hope you will return often.