091414 Sunset Bch shells in situSpent several hours this morning at the beach. Some kids were playing jump rope with a piece of giant kelp that washed up, meanwhile I was doing this.

Raw Umber, PB29 and PO49 on Fabriano Artistico Rough 140lb. This is about 6″ x 5″ in my sketchbook. First image is the sketch in progress, with some beach sand strewn in the wet paint, to provide texture. Here’s the finish, with the sand brushed off: 091414 Sunset Bch shells

On another note, surfers make good subjects for life drawing studies. My skills in that department are not at all ready for prime time, though!

Originally posted on

Leave a Reply