Well Happy New Year to you all and here is a view from our Christmas day walk. We set off along the route known around here as the Fishermans Path and when we arrived at the dunes we saw that the tide was almost fully in. Walking along the narrow strip of beach under the towering dunes what struck me was the light on the wet sand and water. I thought that it might make an interesting painting.
Unfortunately as I started to work on the sea in this painting I realised that the ferrule of my brush had scratched the paper when I was laying down the sky wash resulting in dark lines where the pigment settled in the score marks. You might just make this out on the low res image above. So the whole thing will need to be done again. I thought that I would complete this version to see what other problems I will encounter, so hopefully I will be better prepared for the second go – start the new year off with a success.
Other beach scenes and seascapes are available for sale on my website: grahammcquadefineart.com