And washes my castles away.'
The second in my seascape practice runs. This was done entirely in Winsor & Newton designer's gouache in a small Canson watercolour sketchbook, filled with 230gsm hot pressed archival paper. The sky was a mix of Ultramarine and Cerulean blue applied wet in wet with the paint diluted to a watercolour consistency. The sea was painted with a mixture of the sky colour and Pemanent Green for the turquoise colours, then pure Ultramarine for the deep water colour and finally Zinc white applied quite dry for the surf. The distant coastline was a variegated wash using a mixture of Ultramarine and Spectrum Red (or possibly Permanent Rose). Five pigments .... Simples!
|Seascape II, gouache, 6" x 8"|