Painting Challenge: On the Beach

Graham Berry must be tired of the cold, dreary weather and has asked us to…

Paint the beach.

Include the topic hashtag in your Watercolor – Beginners and Beyond Facebook group post: #onthebeach

Deadline January 13, 2023, 11:59 pm ET

Here are some recipes for mixing a sand color.  Sand isn’t a dark value, so make sure you use enough water in these mixes:

  • Yellow ochre, and a little cobalt blue and burnt sienna
  • Any yellow with a dab of purple/violet to tone down the yellow
  • Raw sienna with just a small dab of burnt sienna and burnt umber
  • Cad yellow, very watered down, with burnt umber
  • Neutral tint, very watered down, with a dab of burnt umber

If the color is too yellowish, tone it down with purple.   Use lots of water!


What is the prize?   

The prize for one random winner will be a one-year subscription to Graham Berry’s courses: Paint with Graham.  There are over 100 full tutorials available immediately with a new tutorial added every 2 weeks.  His painting style is perfect for both beginner and experienced artists.

If you’d like to try a tutorial for free, sign up here.   I learned so much from this free tutorial about using a limited palette, creating warm light, and to allow the paint to “do its thing” and not fiddle with it too much.

I loved doing this one.. I could feel the warm sun!


Challenge details:

  • Entries must be posted in the Facebook group: Watercolor – Beginners and Beyond
  • You may enter as often as you want
  • Open to all countries
  • Winner is chosen randomly
  • Include the topic hashtag in your post: #onthebeach
  • Deadline January 13, 2023, 11:59 pm ET (New York time)
  • Winner announced Sunday, January 15, 2023
  • If you also post your painting on Instagram, tag @watercolorbeginnersandbeyond.   You could be randomly chosen for a QoR watercolor sample dot card.
  • This painting challenge is not endorsed, sponsored, or administered by Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.


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