August is typically warm and humid. But it is a great time of year for flowers. I came across this scene in Branford, Connecticut during one of those hot days. A flower-pot was filled with red geraniums that accented the shoreline scene.

This is an original watercolor on french watercolor paper. The colors are predominately reds and blues with violets from mixing those 2 hues together. Because the shoreline is shallow, boaters use a pulley system to use small boats. My focal point is the pot full of flowers but I liked those small dinghy’s lined up along the beach.

Watercolor Technique

I used ultramarine blue and cadmium red for their ability to dry on the paper with some of the grain showing. This is great for displaying texture in a painting. Some of the paint sits in the little indentations in the paper and creates a look of texture.

This muted background really makes the red flowers pop. There is no arguing what the focal point is in this August Accent painting. These seaside flowers are the main attraction in this 11″ x 14″ watercolor painting.

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August Accent Seaside Flowers, 11 x 14 watercolor