The beach is a typical Cornish cove - funnel shaped - so the waves come racing in and clash from different directions, bounced off the rocks, as they are forced into an ever narrowing route. I love the chaos and tumult. The sand is carved into hollows and ridges and patterns as the tide moves.
My Monday class doesn't start up for a couple of weeks so I managed another day of working on the canvasses :) I'm now at the stage where there is a lot of thinking time or waiting for paint to dry and progress slows.
30 inch canvas work in progress stage 3 - seascapes Vivien Blackburn
This one is the most resolved so far. A quieter day, looking diagonally across the beach when the tide is out. The evening clouds a soft apricot. I still have work to do on it though.
I think that I need to go into oil paint with all of them now - but I'm not going to be able to do any painting tomorrow due to long working hours - I'm covering for a colleague who is off on a course in addition to my normal classes :(
I enjoy using acrylics in these early stages but always feel the need for my oil paints as the painting develops - I can get more subtle changes of colour in the clouds and softer edges, glaze oil paint over existing colours in thin thin veils to adjust them a little and scratch through thicker oils to reveal the acrylic colour below and it remains changeable for longer.
to be continued :) ...........................