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In this painting we start off with a beautiful evening sky; creating the sweeping shapes of the purple clouds and the warm yellow/orange hues at the horizon with broad, bold brush strokes, before continuing these unifying colours into the middle distance and foreground, to create a harmonious feel to the whole scene.
Capturing the detail of the boats, with that splash of bright red, contrasting with the blues, purples and greys behind them, was very satisfying, before rounding it all off with some dry brushwork to the foreground, adding that suggestion of mud, shingle and shadows.
I hope you enjoy painting this scene as much as I did.