Rowboat in the water with broken oar

On a trip to the Maine coast this past summer, I captured a photo of this rowboat splashing around in the water. I was drawn to the color of the boat offset by the dark water. Also it was evident that the boat hadn’t been used in a bit by the brackish water in the bottom it.

After sitting down to do the watercolor, I noticed that one of the oars had broken off. This added all the more to the story!

I was happy with the coloring and visual movement of the water. Please feel free to watch the video that’s been sped up and shortened considerably from the actual painting.

How-to monochromatic painting

Working with one color in a monochromatic painting is a great way to work on a project without getting caught up in the confusing world of mixing watercolor paint.

Here’s the video that I did to outline my process in doing the painting. I hope you enjoy! Please subscribe to my YouTube channel for more like this!