Over the last few weeks, I’ve been focusing purely on watercolour paintings and drawings of the beach at Lytham St Annes in Lancashire. The paintings have been smaller scale and based on views of the shore and the skies during June and July.
Summer on the beach offers a different kind of atmosphere and collection of colours to the rest of the year. There are often more pastel colours with the summer ‘haze’ in warmer weather and the skies are saturated with light blues fading to white.
The tide often goes out a long way and sometimes when you visit, all you can see is a little strip of blue sea at the end of miles of sand - like someone pulled the plug out! Looking southwards to the Lytham channel, you notice all the tall, old wooden markers interspaced along the shipping line.
My latest watercolour is called Summer Beach, Lytham St Annes and it shows the summer beach in glorious colour, bathed in warm light and warm temperatures. The sky is filled with movement and soft tones, reflected in a calm sea which laps over the flat sands in shadow from the clouds.
A lovely reminder of summer on the beach and you can almost smell and feel the warm sea air and imagine the soft waves lapping at the shore.
View Summer Beach, Lytham St Annes watercolour painting in the gallery.
Published July 2022