Cala Mijas, 22" x 15"
A beach cafe scene at Cala Mijas on the Costa del Sol. I decided a different approach on the sky. The whole area was whetted first - uniformly. While still damp, I laid down the sky wash. I think it allows for more even colour, but you need to watch out for the wash accumulating in dips in the paper if it's not stretched. Getting a hair dryer on the job can prevent this. Also while the sky was still damp, I laid down the sea wash and allowed a bit of bleeding between the two. Resist the temptation to touch up the sky or go in again with more colour. Many a time I've painted the sky with two washes and you do loose a bit of freshness.