Using a combination of watercolor and gouache, R.G. Harper Pennington crafted this simple yet beautiful seascape. Though watercolor purists might have frowned upon the combination, the use of gouache allowed him to create more vivid highlights in the waves and the clothing of the woman and children on the beach. These spots of brightness bring life to the monochrome maritime scene.
James Whistler, Pennington’s painting mentor and role model, used a variety of media to create several beach scenes throughout his career. Perhaps this is Pennington’s own nod to his teacher’s work, and to the ever-inspiring ocean.
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Medium: Museo Portfolio Rag