|Castle Cove, Dartmouth|
Watercolour and Acrylic Ink on Paper
24cm x 34cm (9.5" x 13.5)
Castle Cove is a small beach reached by steps from Dartmouth Castle.
One of my focuses for this picture was to include a lot of drawn marks. The tree trunks are a mixture of watercolour pencil marks and acrylic ink lines. The cracks and the marks on the rocks are acrylic ink drawn with a variety of implements. Some of the highlights in the water are marks made with a wax crayon.
This is the first picture for which I've used coloured thumbnail sketches to experiment with different arrangements of colour (see Castle Cove - Thumbnail Sketches).
Castle Cove - Finished and Thumbnail
It is interesting to compare the final colour thumbnail with the actual picture. While I was painting, I thought I was being reasonably faithful to the thumbnail, but they are quite different, especially in the arrangement of tones.