The beach at Gran Canaria - Candidate for a 2021 workshop subject?

Beach at Gran Canaria - Candidate for a 2021 workshop

Gran Canaria, Spain, Watercolour, 15" x 11"

Another beach painting from Gran Canaria - Playa de Las Canteras in Las Palmas.  Could be a good subject for 1) Composition  2) Creating mood in the sky  3) Getting light into your watercolour.  What do you think?

Next workshop is here.

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms.

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Storm approaching - Gran Canaria

Storm approaching gran canaria

Some effects that are difficult to achieve with other mediums - the mixing of different thicknesses of paint for the sky, and letting them mix a little at the edges and the glow you could get as in the centre here by leaving the paper unpainted and first laying down clear water around that bright area, or in it, then painting carefully up to the area to get a soft edge.


Demo to Yeovil Art Group - Cadeques

Cadeques demo for yeovil art group

Watercolour, 15" x 11"

A demo to one of the onsite workshops I ran at the Yeovil Art Group.  I always like to think of a theme for any demo, and I believe this one was values in watercolour.  So the background light values and then some darker values in the shadows under the boats.  One of those lovely little bays around the town of Cadeques.