Elmer Beach Summer Painting 2020

Hello friends & Fellow Painters  ... What a year we are all having!! Painting for me has been a huge outlet during the Coronavirus Pandemic...I hope you have all kept well and found ways of keeping busy and safe.

After lockdown my two dogs and I went to my beach bungalow in Elmer for a few weeks to sketch and paint and enjoy the summertime.

Elmer Beach an unspoilt stretch of coast with the rocks set out to keep the sea at a safe distance!

The new sea defence  completed last Spring ensures the coastal erosion is halted protecting the residence of Elmer.

As an artist this  area and further along the coast to Climping Beach is a true source of inspiration.

I have made lots of sketches and taken photographs, by sitting and enjoying watching the waves soaking up the essence and feeling of the area helps me to compose ideas to take back to the studio.

I enjoy walking my two Golden Retrievers, Casa (not so much now as she is 13 and a half now!) Goldie 3 years old, lovely company as I sketch she is also my swimming companion she  guards my bag and clothes too! … she has also been rescuing people in the sea! One of  our adventures ! All part of the experience.😍

Beach Bungalow Kitchen studio
Beach Bungalow Kitchen Studio…. kitchen tables are the best studios! You can stop and do some quick chores and return with “fresh eyes“ (also not far from the fridge!!)
Little Painting
Sketchbook painting … I love working in small sometimes, it inspires ideas… not overwhelming and fun… 
….Sketch… quick simple and silly … I know what my sketch says! A little place to put ideas down and later put into something big.👩🏻‍🎨
I decided to do a quite detailed painting of one of the views across to the sea defencerocks at Elmer Sands.
I love the patterns in the sand where the sea water has created little channels and pools, I like to try and recreate these in the paint.

Using Bockingford Water Colour Paper which I have prepared by stretching on a boards secured by gummed paper. I am painting with Gouache. I love this medium its opaque chattyquality and its watercolour ability, blending and moving the paint about takes patienceand practise, lovely flexible paint.
Beach House Studio
This is my Beach Bungalow kitchen table studio.
First washes
Buckle Up! First washes…good job I stretched the paper first!

Letting each wash dry first then gently introducing another tone.

Close up
Close Up… endless layers of water, paint and colours… love the feel And texture of Gouache  paint goes well with the chalky rocks!
Dabs of colour
Creating the light and shade on the Sea Defence Boulders
Mosaic rock pools
Mosaic Rock Pools… “little jewels of colour”
Distant boulders
Sea Defence ….Distant Boulders

More detail added

More detail added…. pops of colour..

Happy Place
Happy Place To be ….Painting 👩🏻‍🎨❤️
Simply Elmer
Simply Elmer Sands… Is it finished? 🤔🤣…

I hope you enjoyed a little insight to my painting.

My advice… play, express and just enjoy creating and painting.
Thank you for viewing this blog.

Bye Bye for now, stay safe and well.

Jules XXX

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