Here are all my sketches/ paintings from three beaches at Port Macquarie during my recent trip:
- Town Beach (where I swam morning and evening the first week)
- Flynn’s Beach(with the iconic rock formation in the middle of the beach) and
- Shelley Beach (which strangely didn’t inspire me as much as the other two)
I started this vacation not really having any idea how to draw/paint the ocean and by the end I was addicted to painting waves!
Halfway through my stay there was a huge storm and the ocean changed dramatically from perfectly calm conditions to white and brown and wild. These post-storm seas really helped me be very conscious when it came to preserving my whites. During the storm I did some some nightly research of other peoples ocean paintings but these didn’t relate to what I was looking at (dirty white foam everywhere) so I had to observe and think for myself. Truly this is the best way! As a result I started painting the water in between the waves and really thinking about what I was looking at. This was quite different from scribbling a few random lines with a china-marker and painting blue over the top which I had done earlier in my trip.
Anyway… here they are in order!
Great seascapes sketches Liz! You captured the weather variations exquisitely!
I've loved looking through all your sea sketches Liz, so expressive and exciting to see your freedom and progression with brush and pencil.
thank you Filipe and Cathy!!!!
Theae seascapes are wonderful! They are so full of color and life that I feel like I am there.
Thank you, Liz, for sharing!
So beautiful! I will spend a week at a north sea island next to the beach and I want to sketch the beach and the waves. Thank you, for the inspiration! I learned so much reading your blog. Sadly I saw the watercolor course too late.
Have fun Sabine! Hope you join the waitlist for the next time
Thank you! Oh yes, I will. ????
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