EVENING ON BIRKDALE BEACH – WATERCOLOUR PAINTING

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Well maybe I’m starting to get somewhere on my project  of painting  local scenes. At last a  picture I am happy with. I was aided by some scratching out on this one and I also must admit to using a bit of gouache – but all in the best possible taste.

I did the original version of this on site in May, sitting in the evening sun. It does contain a wide range of colours, but then that is how it is, though on the final version I did some glazing to try and unify it. Looking back I didnt post the original sketch, so here it is.

P1030829aBelow is a snap of the scene, as I sat on top of the dunes.

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Other paintings of the local area and further afield are available on my website: grahammcquadefineart.com or my new version: grahammcquadefineart.co.uk

 

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12 thoughts on “EVENING ON BIRKDALE BEACH – WATERCOLOUR PAINTING

    • Thanks Deb. I suppose firing off a camera into the sun doesn’t make for a detailed picture. It just gives you lots of washed out areas and deep shadows in others – but it can convey great atmosphere. So in the painting you can put back the colours you saw and play around with the effects which interested you at the time. In that respect you do get a more balanced picture focusing on all the good points – and sometimes it works.

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