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Paint A Rocky Shoreline On A Rainy Day


  • Use a variety of textures for a rich visual appearance
  • Create texture with the surface of Rough paper
  • Work with mostly neutral colors

About This Lesson

This watercolor lesson is about painting a rocky shoreline seascape.

It’s kind of a gloomy day at the coast in this painting. To catch the look of a gloomy, rainy day, we’ll use neutrals and neutralized colors.

And we’ll get some good texture on our rocks and in the water by using Rough paper.

  • Brushes – 1 1/2″ Flat, Simmons Skyflow Flat 1″, Simmons 1/4″ Flat, Medium Round, Small Round
  • Colors – Quinacridone Burnt Scarlet – if you don’t have Burnt Scarlet, a combination of Permanent Alizarin Crimson and Burnt Sienna will work almost as well.  You’ll also need, Raw Sienna, Quinacridone Deep Gold, Ultramarine Blue, Cerulean Blue
  • Watercolor paper – preferablyArches 140lb Rough Paper. If you don’t have any rough paper, cold press is almost as good for getting good texture. Arches 140lb Cold Press cut to about 7″ x 11″ or so