View Full Version : WDE March, 29 Colourful Hawaii, Rock Pools

04-01-2013, 02:13 PM
Thank you Tangerine for the great selection of photos.
When I lightened your Hawii photo I was so amazed by the colour of the rocks I had to have a go. A bit exaggerated but hey! and I did get tangerine in there sort of.

Trying out my new Arches Hot pressed 8" x 11" Watercolour.


I forgot to say that it took about 1.1/2 hours of painting time but in addition to this there was a long wait after the first layer for the paper to dry as I made it so wet.

Thanks for looking

04-01-2013, 02:31 PM
I think the exaggerated color of the rocks is perfect, and find that photos often diminish colors anyway, so they probably should look like that. Nice job!

04-01-2013, 05:09 PM
Soft and sensitive!:)

04-01-2013, 05:56 PM
Looks like all those colors were just hiding in there waiting to be found - looks great! I also like the glow of the light on the rocks and the waves crashing on the rocks came out so well! :clap:

04-01-2013, 06:49 PM
Tis lovely and I agree with sundiver, most photos need to be pumped up colorwise as a reference. Plus it makes a more interesting painting, artistic license and all that!!! :D

04-02-2013, 09:42 AM
Colors are wonderful. The painting has a calming effect.

04-02-2013, 04:06 PM
Well done Rachel the turquoise water is inviting

Charlie's Mum
04-02-2013, 04:10 PM
Those colours are gorgeous - very nice painting Rachel - so dleicate.

04-02-2013, 08:08 PM
Hmm looks so good. I just fancy sitting on a nice beach. It has been raining cats here all day and I can't get inspired!

04-04-2013, 10:24 AM
Rachel, I like the effect of your w/c on the rocks and the colour and movement of the water current...very nice!

04-04-2013, 02:45 PM
Great job on rocks, swells and waves. Nice soft color.

04-06-2013, 06:16 AM
nice effects, esp like the sea spraying up...