When painting from life I get much better results. These shells and the sea coral where all found shells at my area beaches. I pulled them from my collection and had fun getting back to basics with my watercolors.
My favorite tools:
Finding the right art supplies to work with can often take time to discover. After a lot of trial and error here are my favorites:
If you paint from photos you might understand the struggle of getting a good photo to paint from. I take a lot of photos and often they just aren’t inspiring enough to use for painting. This can get discouraging. I have been painting for a year or so now on a part-time basis and I feel like I came to a breakthrough with this one for the simple fact of being able to fudge the background to my liking.
I enjoyed painting the loose strokes of the beach goers walking the beach. This excited me so that I had to post about it. It’s often the background of a painting that sets the stage for the most important part.