There are fewer and fewer natural spaces along the shore. This stretch of land is now being developed along the Fort Lauderdale Beach with a large house. Before the land was transformed I took several photos of the fallen branches and natural wind-blown palms.
With that in mind I approached this painting with wet into wet painting. Letting the color blend and flow at will. As area’s dried I added darker values with wet on dry painting. With the darkest values on the interesting palm tree as my focal point.
I finished up with small details in the foreground. This 5″ x 7″ watercolor focuses on the breezy palms that bend in the strong wind coming off the ocean.