It’s great to be back and looking forward to finishing out the year. I’ll be staying with marine/beach theme for a while longer as I continue to work out how to effectively paint sand, sand dunes and grass with oil pastels. While the concentration is on the beach and sand, there will be a wave painting or two to post. Most of the break has been spent experimenting with colors and techniques to achieve convincing sand features, there is more work to do but in the meantime, I hope you enjoy my latest wave painting . . .
The Curl, that is an oil pastel (6×6) painted on an ampersand board. There is something magical about the powerful of the sea and the art of the wave – Mother Nature sure knows how to bring it on!
Can’t help but love this ampersand as a support board, as it’s a great texture for grabbing OPs and awesome with wet underpaintings which is what I did for The Curl. The darks were achieved with Holbeins indigo blue and a touch of Senns Sap green. This little painting was done with a series of layers and minimal blending, using mostly Mungyo-Gallery brand cool colors and a bit of Holbeins warmth in the top portion of the curl. A painters knife came in handy for smearing the texturing the sea-foam.
Looking forward to seeing what everyone’s been up to ~ thank you for checking back in. It is a special community we have here. Click onto the image for a larger view ~
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