Plein-Air Painting: Seaside Yellows

It being perfect weather for painting on location, I headed to my favourite seaside picnic table taking three infrequently used things: sunscreen, my sunhat, and the box of water-soluble crayons I’d rediscovered. Once again it was the bit of rocky shore with the angled slabs of yellow-tinged rock echoing the yellow gorse that grabbed my attention. Would today be the day I felt like I finally did it justice? Turned out it was.

The bit of the landscape I was focused on.
Rediscovered water-soluble wax crayons provided a change from my usual mediums.
Size: A2. Acrylic ink and water-soluble wax crayons on 350gsm NOT watercolour paper.
Detail from above painting
Size: A2
Detail from above painting
I couldn’t help but notice neither her partner nor their dogs joined this swimmer enjoying the “refreshing” North Sea.

5 Replies to “Plein-Air Painting: Seaside Yellows”

  1. wonderful painting, great rock textures and i really like the way the water is all swirly. thanks for posting.

    we are over run with gorse here (Oregon coast in the US). Some helpful individual brought it here in the early 1800’s and it has taken over the entire state of Oregon. Because it is so prolific, thorny and oily, it has become very difficult to control. It is fierce when burning and has caused the town where I live (Bandon) to burn down several times. Pretty though and the bees love it.

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