Long Beach, RockportPosted: June 18, 2014
What makes a good subject for a sketch? For me it’s always a scene with a lot of contrast. This beach was perfect — those dark rocks, the white surf, and lots of interest in between. If you look closely at the sketch (and I’m not sure if this will be visible from an iPhone photo) you’ll also see some great texture in the rocks. Created thanks to a great gust of wind that blew sand into the wet washes, onto my palette, and all over my brushes. I’m still cleaning it out of the damp paint.