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Sunny and Surf Beach

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Created in this Craftsy Course

Mixed Media: Pen, Ink & Watercolor taught by Matt Rota

Create captivating, expressive artwork defined in ink and brought to life with luminous watercolors.

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Category Fine Art
Type Collage/Mixed Media
Subject Seascape
Material Pen & Ink
Style Plein Air
Teresa Berg on craftsy.com

Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this piece. I made a sketch from a reference photo taken at our family beach outing on the Northern Beaches of Sydney. I then used waterproof ink and nib/ bamboo pen to outline the pencil sketch. I applied a masking fluid on the areas of the sketch that I wanted to keep white, then applied a wash of watercolour.

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Is the piece for sale? No

Teresa Berg on craftsy.com

What are you most proud of? Being able to capture the perspective and groups of people in the background.

Teresa Berg on craftsy.com

What advice would you give someone starting this project? Always start with a clean pencil sketch.

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Inspiring!

04/02/2014 Flag

Great picture!

04/03/2014 Flag

Lovely picture!

04/03/2014 Flag

So much about this that I like - the postures of the swimmers/waders ring true - can almost feel them shivering - best of all is where you placed the horizon line - the deep blue drawing us into the water - simple gestures but very evocative - I like looking over the little girls shoulder - can almost feel the water swirling away as the sand buries her feet - lots of movement - a composition I could look at for a long time

04/07/2014 Flag

Also in this composition it works to have the girl facing away from us - it would feel very different if she were facing us - not as powerful - just the opposite of Matt's composite drawing but similar in that the main figure directs our eye - makes one realize how much feeling can be created with simple lines and how integral composition is -

04/07/2014 Flag