Step 1 - (Photograph)
Cannon Beach, Oregon
If posssible it is always better to paint "on site" and capture the true feeling of nature.
*Plastic Watercolor Pallet
*Large Water Container
*140lb Cold Press Watercolor paper (Image Size 11X14")
*1 1/2 " Goat Hair Brush
*1" Goat Hair Brush
*#3 Rigger Brush (Sable)
*#3 Round Brush (Sable)
Step 3 - Quick Sketch
Mask the rocks with Masking Fluid
Step 4 - After applying the sky (Ultramarine Blue and Water) remove the masking fluid from the rocks
Rocks - Burnt Umber, Ultramarine Blue, Burnt Sienna, Paynes Gray, Alizarin Crimson and Raw Sienna
Beach - Raw Sienna, Burnt Sienna and Burnt Umber
Step 5 - Begin to Add Details (keep it simple) using the same colors as before plus White Gouache - (Gouache will make your colors opaque)
Step 6 - Continue to add details to your painting. Keep it simple!
Step 7 - Add more features and your painting is finished!