This project was inspired by artist Danny Phillips. I discovered Danny on Etsy.com. He has a shop full of inspiring beach scenes that remind me of my childhood. His mixed media collages are unique and make me so happy! In fact, I purchased a Rainbow Lighthouse for my husband as a wedding gift. When it arrived, I was even more impressed! It is stunning!
This project started with a tempera wash for the background. We used blue, turquoise and white paint with large chip brushes. We discussed how water and wind flow horizontally and painted our lightened sky and deep water with horizontal brush strokes. We also painted a piece for sand. Brown, orange and lots of white. Next, we used scrapbook papers and painted paper scraps to make the beach huts, boats and sun. These 12x12 beach scenes look great on display in a large group!