Friday, May 13, 2011


I started with the sky laying in some light blue-grey oils across the top then darkening and shaping the distant clouds near the horizon line. These were blended in until I had the softened atmosphere that I wanted then a lighter mix of the same color was brushed into the sea. Waves were added with a darker mix and I carefully worked in the breaking wave and foam near the left-hand rocks. Then when I was happy with everything, I added the rocks themselves using raw umber, a touch of burnt umber and titanium white. With what I felt were the correct tones in place, I left everything until the next day when I would have a go at the rocks along the shore.

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