Bakers Beach painting finished and West Point, Burnie “whipped” sea

Following on from the previous post, the She Oak has been added to my Bakers Beach acrylic on stretched canvas. You can see what I mean about this twiggy windswept coastal vegetation contrasting with soft clouds and the sweep of the sand and water. The colour contrast with the sky is also appealed to me and was a reason for taking the reference photo at that spot.

She Oak, Bakers Beach, Tasmania Acrylic on canvas

She Oak, Bakers Beach, Tasmania
Acrylic on canvas

This second work is an acrylic on “canvas paper” which was a demonstration for last night’s art class. My ladies deviated from watercolour to try their hand at acrylics and did a great job. My reference for this was a photo of West Point in Burnie, just behind the Makers Workshop. Last time I was there the weather was rather stormy and incredibly windy with the sea surging energetically. The lure of the subtle colour of the late afternoon sky to the west drew me out with my camera. I may still touch this up a bit but am not quite sure as working quickly often captures the vitality of such moments better than a carefully rendered and laboured work.
"Whipped Sea" West Point, Burnie, Tasmania Acrylic on canvas paper

“Whipped Sea” West Point, Burnie, Tasmania
Acrylic on canvas paper

Wednesday evening watercolour class

Bakers Beach sand dunes have been the focus for the past two weeks at my Wednesday evening watercolour class. The tree roots clutching at the top of the banks and the twiggy branches of the paperbark are a delightful tangle contrasting with the light colour of the sand and its subtle shadowing. The rather stormy sky adds a bit of drama.

A lovely subject for watercolour but equally I expect

for textural methods with acrylics…. maybe I will try that next (after my commission works…. a number in progress)