Sunday, October 28, 2012
On the Beach
But in the winter, I dream of escaping to some place warm and bright. Like here. I have visited several Caribbean islands and have many pictures like this. Paradise on earth.
I met an artist at a art show who did the most fabulous skies I had ever seen. As it is something I struggle with, I asked him about his technique. He said the secret is in tilting the paper and guiding the paint this way and that. He said it gave soft edges and more realistic looking clouds. I tried that technique in this piece and I like it. It does look like the soft, striated clouds in the Caribbean and the constant bank of clouds just above the water horizon. And I like the look of the shadows of the palm trees. I'd like to practice this technique a bit more.
Watercolor paint on Cotman paper block.