This hazy rainbow made my day. Made my view.
Because it was just too boring there, fog, a touch of sun. Hardly anyone out there. It made me sad.
The sun increased, the rainbow showed, the boats far away caught the light too, and there was my painting. Outdoors you’ll never know in advance what you’ll come home with.
I spent 2020 mostly getting to grips with accepting this world is not what we though it was. Or- to say- the systems at play, the authority isn’t functioning like we thought it did. Anyone coming to terms with this will get sad. Angry too.
But then after there will come solutions. New knowings. And a new understanding of all that IS still good.
A bit of that transformation happened here on the beach.
- Rainbows need to be painted ‘brave’ and fast.
- The quicker you can have colors down, the more time you’ll have shaping it in how you still see it.
And yes, some rainbows do stay long.
You can take photos, though it’s never the same.
Just be fast. (And paint wet in wet.)
- Make pastels: light variations of saturated colors and make sure it’s overall lighter than its surroundings.
Good to let children paint alongside with you, here is what they created!
This painting features as JUNE on my New Wall Calendar for 2022
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If you like to watch Painting Demos and Videos:
I teach online about painting Seascapes in ► Seascape Beginner that's here and a course more specific about Summer seascapes, figures and parasols is this one: ►Painting Summer Seascapes find this here.