Watercolour by Trudi Ochiltree
I visit Charmouth beach frequently and have created many paintings of this unspoilt part of the Jurassic coastline. I created 'Charmouth Beach with Indigo Sky' from studies made at the beach, observing the landscape as I worked. I used the watercolours in a fairly loose way to begin with and allowed them to suggest features within the skyline. I then built upon these suggestions and the dramatic cloudy sky began to be the main subject of the piece. The palette I used is typical of my style with many blues, purples and yellows. I also like to create drama and strong colour with watercolour, pushing the medium to see what can be created.
Charmouth Beach with Indigo Sky