Finished Painting

Finished this painting today. You can click the images in this post to view them closer. Didn’t do too much more to it compared to the last post I showed it in. I added a glaze over the water areas and touched up the foam in the shadow part of the water, in the midground. […]

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Archway in the Sea, Part 1

Heres another painting, I started on Monday. This one is also based on a photo I took a Crystal Cove, and also on a 16″x20″ canvas. As before, the painting was started on a canvas toned with a mix of burnt umber and ultramarine, applied with a rag. This canvas wasn’t toned quite as darkly, […]

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Moving into Oils

So I haven’t been posting so much lately because I’ve starting painting with oil paints again recently. Today I’m just going to show 2 paintings I started yesterday. These paintings are based off some photos I took over the weekend at Crystal Cove State Park, California. Both are on 16″x20″ canvas. I thought I’d start […]

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Motion of the Ocean, Part 2

Since I talked about most of what I wanted to talk about in the post just before this one, I’m mostly just going to show the paintings here and talk briefly about the waves movement in each. Where we left off last time, the wave was just beginning to swell up. Here it continues to […]

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Motion of the Ocean, Part 1

I meant to get this posted over the weekend but anyway that didn’t happen. This week (really last week) I wanted to try to tackle, or at least begin to chip away at one of the challenges of learning to draw waves: that they move. My thinking is that I need to familiarize myself with […]

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Color Thumbnails

This post isn’t going to be very long. This is a continuation of the thumbnails post. I took one of the thumbnail sketches and did a couple different color variations, referencing the earlier post on color. This might be a typical workflow: black and white thumbnail sketches, then taking one of those choices and making […]

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Thumbnails Continued

This post was going to be part of the previous post, but since it got kind of long I decided to separate it into 2 posts. I’m going to talk about 2 of the thumbnail sketches I did for the previous post and show some of the process, and also talk about how I work […]

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