The North Cornwall surf was so much fun to paint!
Looking the other way the beach was busy with people, life guards and surfers, it looked interesting but this way attracted me more because of the colours. – Looking into the sun creates strong tonal shapes and less colour, looking away from the sun i.e the light shining directly onto the subject makes the colours strong and less about tonal values.
Although I still worked on the tones I compare what is a similar tone within the subject:
sky and the sand are similar
The distant sea and the rocks
Wet sand & foreground sea – squint your eyes and have a go!
The sky was changing with lots going on in it. The foreground rocks helped with composition, the tide was high so only the tops of them stuck out it was good to have the water around them – low tide it’s just a mass of rocks.
|Spot the ring of sandcastles, they were making them as I was painting, I decided not to include in my painting.|