Step 1 :
image you will see me outline drawing and the sky wash. Itís a very
simple outline and the sky wash was done using my 1.5Ē wash brush with
yellow at the base followed by cobalt blue and simply suck out my clouds
in the normal way then drop in with a tiny touch of cobalt blue and
alizarin crimson so its just virgin on purple but a very soft warm
colour for my cloud shadow.
Step 2 :
For my cliff
face which is a very important part of this painting, I firstly use
yellow ochre followed by a little bit of raw umber both of these colours
well watered down. Whilst this is drying I have done the top part of the
grassy area using yellow ochre and hookers green mixed, making sure that
again I am keeping this weak, but also dragging a little bit of it down
into the rock itself.
Step 3 :
washes have dried the important bit of this cliff face is the shadow
that you add. For this I use cobalt blue alizarin crimson and a touch of
burnt sienna, its kind of a dark plum colour, Make sure that your shadow
varies in depth, stronger here, weaker there. All of this as well as
painting the cliff face itself was done with my No 8 round brush.
Step 4 :
Now its time
to start on the buildings and for these I have used raw umber stronger
to one side, than to the other side (in other words more water in the
weaker areas) this is all dependant on where you want your light tot
At the same time I have filled in some of the roofs using burnt sienna.
Again some weaker and some stronger with addition of more water and
again I have used my No 8 round brush. But notice I havenít filled in
the windows yet, and also some of the buildings Iíve left as simply
Step 5 :
The next stage again with my No 8 round brush is to paint the shadowed
side of those white buildings, and for this I have used a mixture of
cobalt blue with a tiny touch of light red. I have also used the same
mixture but slighter darker for all the windows that I have painted now.
For the main white building in the distance on top of the sea wall
(which incidentally is a very nice pub) You will notice that I have also
painted the roof a different colour to the other roofs and for this I
have used cobalt blue and burnt sienna. Notice that here and there on
the brown buildings I have put bits of shadow and again I am used that
same plumy shadow colour. For the sea wall firstly raw umber, once dried
a few touches of raw umber mixed with cobalt blue for a few details.
Step 6 :
Now we are
getting closer and things are getting a little bit stronger. For the
bushes and gorse going up the little hillside I have used mixtures of
hookers green and yellow ochre followed by hookers green and burnt
sienna then whilst it was all still wet drop in a little bit of my
cobalt blue here and there.
For my rocks in the foreground I have used the Charles Evans sand colour
followed by a little bit of raw umber simply splash these colours on
donít, fiddle around. Then scrape off them off with the corner of my
credit card to give my rocks.
Step 7 :
For my sea I
have used the Charles Evans British Sea paint (all of these sea and sand
colours you can buy from the
eshop). Notice that when I have painted the sea in using
my ĺ inch wash brush I have left a few white bits. Some of these are for
the waves and also that big lump in the middle which is going to be
rocks going out into the sea.
For the beach I have used the Charles Evans Sand colour again with my ĺ
inch wash brush just simply bash it on and then put a bit of yellow
ochre on top of it here and there.
Step 8 :
To finish is
off I have gone back into the sea again with my ĺ inch wash brush and
add a little bit of the Charles Evans British sea colour but slightly
stronger than before. A few touches of this here and there under the
white waves will give it a little bit more movement.
For the rocks in the foreground and going out into the sea I have again
used the sand but on top of this a little bit of raw umber and a little
bit of cobalt blue mixed with burnt sienna for dark areas. Scrape off a
little bit with my credit card to give some shape. Then drop in a little
bit of my shadow colour once the whole lot has dried to give a little
bit of dark shadow here and there. I have use these same colours for a
few lumps and bumps on the beach. The figure in the middle distance, to
be quite honest, you could paint this person in any colours that you
want, it depends on what clothing they have on, the only important thing
is the flesh tone. For this I have used yellow ochre, with a tiny touch
of alizarin crimson mixed in and a pinhead of ultra marine blue. Plenty
of water and there is your flesh tone. Donít forget to tie that figure
down to the ground with a little bit shadow.