This painting is on Arches Hot Pressed – 185gm and is 280x560mm
Today I took a trip around the peninsula to Smitswinkel bay. I have been working from photos I took on my silly little cell phone and wanted more material. It was a lovely still, hot day in false bay, although the water was icy cold. I took a few photos and then settled down to paint a watercolour of the bay. OK so I took on a big chunk, from the top of the mountain to the pool at my feet – it just kind of happened. I am keen to develop a less detailed way to paint scenes like this. But here it is.
This is on Hot Pressed Arches and is 380 x 280mm
I like this in places – the rocks in the left middle ground went well. But I think the fynbos around the houses is too busy and I could have saved time and attention by simplifying this drastically. Maybe I will try this in the studio to develop approaches to the different parts of the painting.