Hunstanton Cliffs

This week’s project for online art class was Hunstanton Cliffs, a place I’ve visited on many occasions. Great subject for painting and when I saw this was our work for this week, I was really pleased. It was great fun using watercolour for a change. Instead of watering it down I used it neat rather like acrylics. It turned out more colourful than I expected but I was pleased with the blue/purple sky and sea which compliments the orange/red of the cliffs. I learned a new technique which was dry brushing for the markings on the cliffs. This was by using a minimal amount of water and laying the brush sideways to get a more sweeping effect. I used Burnt Sienna, Burnt Umber, Yellow Ochre, Violet and Ultramarine plus some Titanium White. I also threw in a little Vermillion to redden the lighter parts of the cliffs. Most of all I was really pleased with the way the wreck turned out. I didn’t spend a lot of time on it and tried to keep it as simple as possible which I think helped it to look more natural. Watercolour on mixed media paper.

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