Beach Scene

Beach Scene

I can easily see why this won a prize. What a lovely, happy scene. Also thanks for the pebble tip. I always enjoy a good splatter with a toothbrush, but had never thought of using masking fluid.

Very nice ! You are very good at painting water. I will also try the "pebble splatter" !

Lovely scene, very well painted

i really like this picture youv'e made it look like a lovely summers day.

Nice watercolour , and believable figures ,

Very very good Margaret, you use watercolours ever so well!

Glorious beach painting Margaret, lovely figurework, love the little dog as well, great work on the beach with the rocks, pebbles and sand, lovely wet look sand

Am browsing your portfolio for the first time, what a beautiful body of work! Also, some excellent tips to give a go.

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I originally called this painting "Look What I've Found !". It won a prize for favourite painting in show in an exhibition last August. It is of course Scarborough beach again - but idealised. The pebbles in the foreground were done by spraying on masking fluid with a toothbrush, allowing it to dry and painting over a wash of watercolour paint. Then repeat the process over and over again (in this picture 5 times) and each time increasing the darkness of the paint. Then you peel all the masking fluid off in a thick mat and just shade and detail a few of the front pebbles.

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Margaret Ellis

A professional artist and art tutor. Also a Prifessional Associate and demonstrator for the SAA. Lives in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, on the edge of the Peak District National Park.

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