Shells are a great symbol of summer on the beach. And, with their 3D form, painting shells is also a whole lot of fun.
I painted this scallop shell using just one mix, layering up slowly so I got the tonal balance just right.
This video shows you how, if you keep your watercolour mixes watery, you can gradually layer up without worrying about taking your painting too dark and losing subtlety.
Have you worried about taking your watercolour too dark before? And have you been inspired by beach discoveries? I’d love to hear your stories so please leave me a comment.