Exploring for the light
The painting showcases a panoramic view of a sandy beach extending into the distance. The warm, golden hues of the setting sun dominate the sky, casting a soft, ethereal glow over the entire scene. The radiant sun appears to be slowly descending towards the horizon, painting the sky with streaks of oranges, pinks, and purples.
In the foreground, gentle ripples lap against the shore, leaving behind a mesmerizing play of light and shadow.
This work was recently painted on arches paper, a cotton paper as a new attempt. It is currently in progress and will be updated again after completion. On cotton paper, the watercolor paint spreads slowly, giving you plenty of time to decide on the density and contrast. It's like painting on a piece of cloth. On the other hand, it's like drawing on an absorbent pad rather than paper, so it's difficult for artists like me to adapt to improvisation. But watching the watercolor paint go deep into the cotton paper and get absorbed gives a deep feeling, like the sunset in the sky releasing the paint, scattering it across a large canvas of the sky.
Myungja Anna Koh