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Thursday, July 02, 2009

“Oh we do like to be beside the seaside!” the final painting



Done. The final watercolour painting. Very pleased with the general feeling of the piece. Celebratory, bracingly good old-fashioned British fun at the seaside! With a subtle nod in atmosphere to John Hassall (see image and post above). Note the vertical wax effect in front of the sea on the right, put down after the first wash of sandy yellow. This keeps the sand looking fresh and wet-looking. Off to turn this into a postcard and limited edition giclée prints next!

2 comments:

  1. I laughed out loud when I saw it.
    Delicious!

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  2. Thanks Janine, it's good to get such feedback! Send me your postal address and I'll send you a free postcard of this one as it's due any day from the printers.

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