Sketch for ‘Boy Jamie‘. I always do preliminary drawings to plan the painting in advance. This gives me a pathway and guidance to start the painting with more confidence. The biggest obstacle was the water ripples as it was swirling in the light wind. The ripples and waves were coming from various directions, so I had to study each ripple and begin gradually, building up watercolour glazes..(paint layers) slowly. If I dived in head first, it would have been a messy and rushed job. I have notes written on the sketchbook scattered to remember the various things I needed in. A photo reference was also used, but this is for complex parts to study: ie: the ripples and sky/sea values.
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