Welcome to my beach!

Welcome to my beach! - student project

I live in a little village on the North Cornwall coast of England. It's a stunning part of the world, and every day I'm grateful to be here. The summers are beautiful and the winters are harsh, but it's home. Never did I think a girl from Indiana would live by the sea, but life is pretty weird and wonderful.

I thought this chunk of coast would be a perfect, low detail - highly expressive, subject for us to tackle in both monochromatic ink and then in watercolour. I'd never painted this view either, so I'm sharing my steps with you.

Here's the all ink version:

Welcome to my beach! - image 1 - student project

And here is the colour version of the same scene without the pen work applied yet:

Welcome to my beach! - image 2 - student project

And then, finally, both next to each other. They're both unique interpretations of the same scene and I hope you enjoy painting it as much as I did! Upload your projects and practice exercises - I'd love to see them and I know you'll inspire others with your own interpretations of Cornwall! Have a great day!

Welcome to my beach! - image 3 - student project

Oh! Almost forgot... And my cubes and some hatching up closer...

Welcome to my beach! - image 4 - student project

Jen Dixon
Abstract & figurative artist, educator
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