I am once again in the Society of All Artists’ (SAA) The Paint magazine! This reputable magazine is for the members of the SAA and it runs a regular step-by-step painting feature by an professional artist and this time around it was my turn.
The double page article was how I transformed a standard holiday snapshot of a family group at the beach into this magical painting which captures the joy and adventure of discovering the seaside for the very first time.
I went through each stage of creating the painting, (illustrated with photos), from choosing the right composition to describing which tones/colours to use, with lots of handy hints and tips for the amateur painter along the way.
I was very pleased with the final result and the original painting has recently sold finding a new home very fast.