This is where you get to see all the thoughts, hopes and execution of a painting.
Number Five : Ocean
Personal Goals for this Painting
Firstly I set some goals for my thumbnails
Do a thumbnail showing the scene as is 1
On two thumbs eliminate different elements 2,3
On one thumb, be off the wall. 4
Choose which one of these thumbs to paint
Choosing 3 , I decided to paint the scene as an oil, using watercolour and aquapasto medium, and using impasto techniques.
So here's the finished painting
What works and what could be improved.
I'm pleased with the feeling of oil, but because I still reserve white, I think the white of the breaking wave could have been improved. I need to go watch some waves break to improve my observation.
Painting a wave from a photo – without lots of real life observation. I need a sea trip!
Share Personal Goals and whether you felt you Met Them
My goals were to make the four thumbs again, pick a technique for painting, namely impasto.
Did I manage that? I think so, though I can see room for improvement.
How I created the Painting.
I created the painting by painting the wave first. A few different colours and strokes, then scumbling along the crest of the wave to give a foam effect. Dry brush for the foam on the shore and simplified figures, with just shadow and light. Sand was yellow ochre and a little sepia too.
Size of Painting, Medium, Palette and Brushes.
The painting is on Bockingford 140 Not and is 15” x 5”
The medium is pencil for the under drawing and watercolour and aquapasto for the painting.
W&N artists quality paint.
Palette colours used : French Ultramarine, Indigo, Yellow Ochre., Sepia.
Brush: Kolinsky numbers 12 and 7