Newgale is a beautiful beach, one of the finest beaches in Pembrokeshire with it's very shallow gradient of fine sand and stretching for what seems like a mile or more. This view is looking south from the north end with Skomer Island on the horizon and the rock formation of Rickets Head in the middle distance. Number 4 in this series of Newgale seascape paintings.
This Watercolour and Gouache Painting begins with a fine pencil outline detailing basic composition and perspective, then 2 or 3 very dilute washes are added. The sky is always spontaneously created wet in wet with an initial gradient wash of raw sienna or Indian yellow and then the addition of raw umber, alizarin crimson, neutral tint, winsor blue or cobalt blue although the choice of colour combinations depends on the desired mood I wish to create. The 640 rough cotton rag is quite a bold substrate so sometimes scratching the surface of the cotton if appropriate will make it more textured and absorbent. The foreground and main body of the painting is a sequential layering of thin washes. Each wash is allowed to dry before the next layered wash. The fourth, fifth and sixth layer of paint is more concentrated with the addition of white Gouache. Experimentation, application of energy, acute timing and intrinsic adaptation is key to creating atmosphere, mood, controlled fluidity, granulation and in the moment merging of colour.
Brushes used were Kolinsky Round No. 3, 5 and 7, Stratford and York Cats Tongue Large and Extra Large.
This artwork is framed in a white painted wooden frame with a double mount (astral white and black) and glazed in extra clear acrylic glass.
All paintings listed are original and unique.
W&N Pro Watercolours, Gouache, 640gsm highly textured cotton rag, 2B Pencil.