Category: Expressive Traditional Art
Posted: July 5, 2019

16 X 20 Watercolor on 140lb. Paper

Running on the Beach

by Linda Wetzel Interested in this? Contact The Artist

Summertime Art Contest Entry 
16 X 20 Watercolor on 140lb. Hot Press watercolor paper.
Post Type: Traditional Art
Mixed Media: None
This is a first for me using this surface. It is 140lb. Hot Press watercolor paper which has a very smooth surface. It was much easier to mix my washes on than the rough paper I am used to using. I wanted to create a scene that showed the freedom of summer. I wanted to have a child running on a wet beach. The photo of this image has been in my inspiration folder for over a year and I finally got up the courage to try and recreate it. I sketched it lightly and created the reflection of the boy by turning my paper and my image upside down. I layered many washes to achieve the reflections in the very shallow water. I wanted the shoreline and its buildings to only be seen as a reflection. It took patience as I had to wait for each wash to dry before adding the next layer. I am happy with the outcome and glad I pushed myself.


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