A few weeks back I took a little trip back to Norfolk and visited what is possibly my favourite beach there. As a child I used to go regularly to Wells-next-the-sea so I have a lot of happy memories from that time. It's great to go when the it's a lovely hot day and you can paddle. The tide goes out a long way but leaves little pools behind so you have warmish water to swim and paddle in, I love it! The beach is huge so even if it's busy you can walk and walk and get away from it all. There's a pine forest behind the beach huts which you can also wander through. I've been when it's hot, when it's cold and windy too, it's just a lovely place to go to whatever the weather.
So after that little visit I made a piece of work based on it. I spent ages working on the colours for the huts. In reality they're all a variety of colours but I wanted them all to relate to each other and share the colouring.
Here's the finished piece
Here's some of the work in progress colour sketches. I tend to make a lot so I can really sort colours and have all sorts of scraps with marks and textures which I then keep as they are so helpful for future work. Then I piece it all together before working on the final.
Here's some photos of the beach, ahh it's a lovely hot day today and it would be great to be there!
I hope you're having a lovely weekend, I'm gazing out at a lovely blue sky and looking forward to another sunny day tomorrow :)