When we were on holiday in Gran Canaria this summer, we passed a harbour in Arguineguin where I had to stop and take a photo.
I love a good harbour scene, and this was one I felt really strong about painting.
It looked like this:
The colourful boats and the tropic surroundings just looks brilliant.
I knew I wouldn’t be able to do it justice, but I had to try.
So I started with a quick pencil sketch, which looked like this:
Then came the wash:
And lastly the final layer:
I think (as always) that I could have painted it in a looser style.
The lines are a bit too strong, and the colours don’t blend in that “watercolour way” which I wanted.
But, being me, this isn’t bad.
I’m quite happy with it. Even though there is a lot to improve on.
So, let’s get on with the next one!