Today I want to share some coastal art, just for fun.
Not only are watercolor seascapes peaceful to look at, but they are a joy to paint.
You get the best of watercolor packed into one scene – flowy washes, granulating pigments, and detailed layers.
Each month I make postcards for my Patreons and choose a theme based on what recently inspires me.
During September I spent much more time on the coast and the results are obvious.
To paint these I started with a layer of potters pink for the sand, mixed with various pigments such as yellow ochre and venetian red. The water is created in 2-3 layers of various blues (ultramarine, phthalo sapphire, Helio turquoise) and a bit of phthalo green. Some of the waves are white space (the paper showing through), and others are made by adding white gouache or white gel pen.