Painting this seascape should be quite straightforward, but if you don't get the timing right you can still end up with a mess! Each wash should be laid in seconds rather than minutes, and then allowed to lose some of its moisture before adding further features with a dry paint mix.  Remember - don't fiddle!

The essentials of this scene can be established in the following four stages, making it an ideal subject for a watercolour, exploiting the beauty and simplicity of an unadulterated wash.

Bamburgh Castle, Northumberland, watercolour.

Demonstration: Bamburgh Castle, Northumberland

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