1½” (38mm) simply painting goat hair brush
¾” (19cm) simply painting goat hair brush
No. 3 Simply painting rigger brush
Cobalt blue, alizarin crimson,
raw sienna, burnt umber
white gouache, lemon yellow
14” x 10” approx watercolour 140lb (300grms) paper
A board to affix your paper to,
water container, tape
old clothes, pencil, ruler
"You can use any materials but I would recommend using the Simply Painting materials."
Finished Image preview
Take your sheet of watercolour paper and affix it at all four corners with your tape to your board. Next with your ruler and pencil draw in the horizon line.about 2/3 up from the bottom of your page
Now draw the outline of the beach. Have a look at the finished painting.
That completes the drawing.
Next take your 1½” goat hair and make a weak mixture of raw sienna (use plenty of water). Then starting from the top paint down to your horizon line.
Clean your brush and now using your 1½” goat hair again take some lemon yellow and paint a strip of yellow just above the horizon line while the paper is still wet.
Clean your brush once more. Now take some alizarin crimson and paint a strip across above the yellow.
Next paint a strip of crimson just above the horizon line. Have a look at the finished picture
The paper must still be wet (so don’t delay!).
Last add some cobalt blue to your 1½” goat hair, no need to clean, and paint in the top of your sky.
Now let the sky dry or use a hairdryer.
Next let’s paint the sea. Change to your ¾” goat hair brush and using a mixture of 80% cobalt, 10% alizarin and 10% raw sienna, paint the sea in the area between the horizon line and the beach. Have a good long look at the finished painting.
That completes your sea.
Next we have the beach. Change back to your 1½” and using a weak mixture of raw sienna (the same as you used for the sky).
Paint in the beachand allow to dry.
Change to your ¾” goat hair brush and with a weak mixture of burnt umberand starting at the bottom of the paper paint upwards.
As you go up the paper add some water to make the burnt umber weaker (lighter colour) to create some shadow on your beach.
Have another look at the finished painting.
Clean your brush and make up a green colour using 80% lemon yellow and 20% cobalt. Then start to paint the headland on left.
Change to your no.3 rigger using a burnt umber start to paint the rocks into the sea.
Add a little blue to your burnt umber and start to paint the rocks. Have another look at the finished painting.
Clean the brush and paint the top of the second grassy bank.
Paint some rock.
Still using your rigger brush start to paint some rock on the beach.
Keep working down the paper
The rocks are now getting bigger.as they get nearer new.
Keep going. Take another look at the finished painting would help
Now start painting the shadow on the rocks using the rigger brush and a darker mixture..
Now add in some small stones.
And the odd piece of seaweed stalks
Having finished the larger rock on the right clean your brush.
Now take some white gouache and paint in some breakers. Start just under the rocks nearest the horizon line.
Now paint in the larger breakers on the right.
Next some smaller waves out to sea.
Take your pencil and draw in 2 carrot shapes (people)
Next with your no.3 rigger paint the carrots (any colour you like)
Now put heads on the them
Now sign your painting and if you like you can paint in Joe the bird
Now frame it. Well Done!!