Here are bottom portions of my watercolor painting that I cut away, placed over the reference photo I used, to show how close I got with the colors. Verdict from last night’s practice: I bit off more than I could chew.
I chose the reference photo for its colors and hoped to recreate the sunrise effect. I knew the sea foam and texture of the water would be a challenge.
Success was in my ability to capture many of the colors, yet the sea foam’s shapes in the ocean, the waves in the water, and the transition of sand to sea totally alluded me. Today, I set sail in another direction, and take the lessons of this practice piece with me.