Sunny and Surf Beach

Project Description

What type of piece is this? Collage/Mixed Media 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. Is the piece for sale? No What are you most proud of? Being able to capture the perspective and groups of people in the background. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Always start with a clean pencil sketch.

What you will need

  • Pen & Ink

Q&A with Teresa Berg

KimCan asked:
Very nice painting love the colours and ink detail Good work
Teresa Berg answered:
Thank you. Technique applied is vey similar to Matts demo.
Shnugs asked:
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 -
Teresa Berg answered:
Thanks Shnugs!