The art teacher suggested that I try the technique of putting pure colour down and let it mix on the paper rather than pre-mixing anything.  And this is the first attempt at what is, quite frankly, a very scary way of painting.  I had no idea how it would turn out.  You have to work fast with plenty of water and at all times you are very aware that it could all turn to “mud”, but it is an exciting way to work, and if you get it right, the teacher says that everything is more luminous and glowing (are they the same thing?).  As for the picture itself, I was pleased with the sky and distant headlands, not so pleased with the beach and sea and downright annoyed at myself for completely messing up the dunes.

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