Cliffs at the Beach Watercolor Painting

Last fall I occasionally attended a local watercolor class on Tuesday afternoons.  I debate about the class – on the one hand, the class does not offer much instruction and the work I do in class is often better than what the instructor does (at least in class…I haven’t seen her real work)…on the other hand, it gets me painting regularly and I really like the paintings I’ve done when I’ve attended, like this one.

I forget the “theme” of the class for this week (composition, maybe?), but basically we were to choose a picture from the instructor’s stack of pictures and compose a painting from it.  I chose a picture of a cliff/beach scene and omitted much of the stuff in the foreground, to tightly crop in to a better composition than the picture.  I really like the colors in this one, and the tiny detail of the people walking along the path.

About jenny

Jennifer Smith Greene is originally from and lives currently in Burbank, California with her husband Gavin Greene. Jenny completed her undergraduate degree from Woodbury University in Graphic Design. She has worked as a graphics & web designer, both as an in-house and freelance designer. She also has completed a Master of Divinity (MDiv) degree from Princeton Theological Seminary. She has worked as a hospital chaplain and in support roles in various churches. In her spare time, Jenny enjoys watercolor painting. She has taken classes and workshops under Joseph Stoddard, Tom Fong, Danny Gregory and Jane Friend. Additionally, Jenny is active in the community and volunteers her time on the Board of Family Promise of East San Fernando Valley, a social service nonprofit dedicated to helping homeless children and their families by providing shelter and support services to help the families find jobs and housing. Jenny enjoys reading (and highly recommends the site Goodreads), watching movies, playing softball and tennis and taking walks with her husband. Otherwise, Jenny is always curious to find out about those people who come to her site and would love to hear from you!
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4 Responses to Cliffs at the Beach Watercolor Painting

  1. Jennie Rodriguez says:

    So beautiful. I would love to hang this in my house. You are very talented.

  2. Carrie says:

    That is definitely Santa Monica. Sometimes they have watercolor classes there on the bluff, it looks fun.

  3. Jenny says:

    Thank you! Yes, I love the colors in this one, too!

  4. Jenn says:

    I love love love the colors in this piece! The light on the trees is gorgeous.

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