I challenged myself to do some speedy surfer sketches! There was a surf school and they were going through the different poses needed for surfing.
They didn’t stay still for any length of time and so working quickly was essential!
Back in August (2023) I had a lovely few days in Pembrokeshire. I thought I’d share some of the sketches that I did there.This was one evening. The others decided to have an evening walk along the headland. I couldn’t resist the lure of the picnic bench and view to set up my watercolour pad and paint the view while they were stretching their legs.
This extract hopefully shows some of the brush marks I was working with. The sky was amazing - blue but with streaks of white wispy clouds. Hard to achieve with watercolour without white or masking fluid, and so I added just the blue for the sky and left out spaces for the white clouds.
I was also working with a partially dry brush to try and create the white horses at the shoreline - I started to want to really play with this and develop it - but prolifically filling pages and stopping them blow away in the middle of a birthday picnic didn’t feel the right thing to do!