Experiments with watercolours

My final picture is going to be a watercolour and for school I had to make a picture of a shipwreck. So I tried different ways to paint the sea and sky with watercolours. Sometimes I painted different colours on each other when they were wet so they blended together and sometimes I waited for the first colour to dry before I painted the next colour on. So I mixed green with blue and black to create the sea and yellow, black and dark blues for the storm clouds.

And also I tried scraping the paper with a knife to create foam. I wanted the sea to look rough so I tried swishing the paint around a bit to create an agitated feel. I quite liked the effects I got although I think it looks better from a distance. Here are some of the practices.

Pictures of a stormy sea