This is the second painting in my A Day at the Beach series.
When husband saw that I planned to paint a bunch of rocks, I think that he was skeptical of both the technical challenge and potential time-consuming nature of the project. But it turned out that, now that I’ve got some technique issues settled, it didn’t take all that long. Plus, gouache is a really good medium for the subject matter. (At least, I think so.)
The piece is only 5×7 inches, and I did most of it with just one brush. I did add a few tiny details at the end with a smaller brush but decided not to kill my eyes by going nuts with it…it really does work best from a few feet away, anyhow.
I have (of course) some related thoughts about style, realism, etc., but I’ve decided to try to let my art stand by itself a little more.
At least, as much as I’m capable of letting it…