I’m not sure what the title for the full-size painting will be, but “Two Waves Meet” will do for this sketch.

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(Two Waves Meet – sketch. 30×25cm oil on board. © Andy Dolphin)

This is a spot at Betty’s Beach, near Albany in Western Australia. It’s a great little cove with lots of boulders, nooks, crannies and some thumping-big waves.

There’s about two hours work in this sketch which is based on a photo taken last week. The plan is to do a 60cm x 40cm painting from it.

Here’s a close-up of the brushwork on the small wave in the foreground.