Beach Paintings > Borth beach head
Borth beach head
2014, Gouache and ink on paper NFS
42 x 29 cm

Painted late afternoon after a day on the beach with family. Underpainting of black acrylic ink overlaid with semi-transparent gouache; a bit hit and miss which I like. Occasional onlooker passing appropriately polite comment. Hard to stay focussed on the mission when people look over your shoulder or pass useless comment on a work partially complete, but I recognise that their curiosity is natural and that for some people painting is a magical process. It's a risk when one paints outdoors especially in a holiday spot. How did Boudin, Monet and Derain deal with it?0
©2004 Tom McElderry