In the Groins at Sandsend.


You have done a great job of painting this, the texture of the wood is excellent. The sea foam around the base of the groins is very well painted.

Wow, Brian, what a beautiful subject. Love the way you painted the wood.

Thank you for your encouraging comments Paul & Mia. I am reasonably happy with the woodwork, less so with the foam & its just dawned on me I have made the classic mistake when working from a photograph. I've painted everything including the pebble front left. It couldn't have been more distracting had I painted a lobster in sunglasses. What a plank.

Really nicely done Brian great texture work on the wood, cannot see much wrong with the foam as Paul said but if you want to try using a stipple brush and dab a shadow color over certain parts as it looks as though you are using rough paper, just a thought, nice one though.

Love the power and textures of the wooden stakes and the foam looks fine to me. I also like the palette you have used and don’t find the front pebble distracting, as it blends in with the sand.

Thank you for your thoughts Malcolm really appreciate it.

Thanks Carole, I suppose the pebble does blend in colour wise but you know when something irks you it seems to be all that you can see.

Super painting.

Thank you Sylvia.

Great painting love Sandsend

Thank you Ruth I agree the coastal section between Staithes and Robin Hoods Bay is delightful. We have walked it all on the the Cleveland Way.

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Watercolour from a photograph taken a number of years ago. Really struggled to achieve a convincing foam & happy to receive any suggestions.

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Brian Ward

I’m just a hobbyist painter really. No lengthy palmares just a couple of shows with my local club. After a lifetime in Production, Health & Safety & Environmental Management I retired from full time employment to while away the hours doing exactly,……. well…….. what I choose to do. The transfer…

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