Saturday, May 6, 2017

Urban Sketching at the beach

Beach from the boardwalk by the clock.
watercolor in my 5.5 x 8 journal.

This week was a bad weather week, but just before all this rain and wind, I went to the clock on the Bethany Beach boardwalk and set up my travel sketch one early evening.  I sat at a bench and painted this. The angle was interesting because the sand dune in the front hides the actual beach and you just see the water. I hope I was able to convey that. I find drawing and painting the ocean HARD! So I keep drawing and painting it. I admire those on YouTube who, in a few swishes with their paintbrushes, create a realistic ocean painting. There is a lot of time and practice behind that seemingly fast painting.

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