Coney Island Monday: Jonathan Livingston
There are all these cool, funny birds skittering on the beach and the seagulls have lots of personality. Some of them have a small red dot on their beak—I will have to research what that indicates.
This is worked on a legacy sheet that I believe to be Rives BFK, probably better suited for printmaking. It has a nice cream tone that I was able to take advantage of for the sand and water. I enjoyed painting on it as the paint worked well on the paper surface and responded to all sorts of brush strokes. Unfortunately, I worked this quite wet in the ocean/sky and the paper rippled a lot—next time the paper will need to be stretched properly to avoid that.
A tube of Windsor Newton Cobalt Turquoise was added in to my palette and it went a bit socko when used. I’m not fond of the color, and have learned to use it more sparingly.