Chinese Brush Paintings

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Coquina Beach, Florida

Watercolor by Florida artist, Cynthia Maniglia
Watercolor by Florida artist, Cynthia Maniglia

Watercolor, view of the bridge to Longboat Key from the edge of Coquina Beach, Florida. Painted on Strathmore 140 lb cold pressed paper. My reference photo above the painting. I used a sponge for the foreground and a little latex masking fluid, which was still usable and not dried up (found in my supplies). I like how this turned out. I chose the photo to paint because I like how there was a lot of white space and also the composition inviting the viewer into the painting with the palms framing the bridge. Also I like painting palm tree trunks, for some reason.