Monday, 27 February 2012

Work In Progress - the Shoreline

The final stage of my On the Easel - Work in Progress is now painted

the shoreline



Step 11          

Using a mix of Burnt Umber, Naples Yellow and Yellow Ochre, (not mixed together though) this time putting the colour on the brush as it is



I worked this paint from the outside of the canvas towards the centre.  

Step 12      

Using more Naples Yellow and a little Yellow Ochre, I did the reflection in the centre - in a downward stroke and then 'across' from side to side, which gives the appearance of reflection.  


Step 13        
The next stage was just to add some extra white here and there and a few random strokes across the sand


Step 14 will come later - I intend to leave this painting for a week - let it rest (and me) and come back to it.
In fact I already see where there are areas for improvement, but perhaps that's because I have just been painting, and am too close - 

I'll come back to it with fresh eyes - but hope you have enjoyed the WIP so far!








32 comments:

  1. Wonderful painting! The more I look, the more colours I see. Really beautiful!

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  2. Gorgeous Ann, love every part of it, so luminous and fascinating!

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  3. beautiful,, looks like home to me!

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  4. Breathless. Your use of light is phenomenal.

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    1. Thanks Annie, nice of you to say.

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  5. Beautiful! I can feel the sea spray on my face!

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  6. thoroughly enjoy seeing the progress. Love to see how a work of art comes together - and this is looking fab. xx

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    1. Thanks Pat, nice to know a blog post is enjoyed:)

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  7. Ciao Ann, bellissimo il tuo quadro! Io amo moltissimo il mare sia d'estate che d'inverno e qui direi che è inverno, con luci e movimento dell'acqua che colpiscono al cuore. E' molto bello anche il cielo, ma l'acqua è irresistibile|..
    Ciao, a presto, Floriana

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  8. This is incredible. To echo the other comments, it is really nice seeing how your painting comes together. So many artists are shy about showing their process, but I think this is one of the most interesting parts. I know I would otherwise have no idea how something as rich as this comes together!

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    1. Actually I am shy of showing the process, but felt I need to get over that hurdle....glad I did.

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  9. wow!!! i love the highlights on the waves! It makes me want to go to the beach!

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    1. Glad you like it Edgar, thanks.

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  10. Such a beautiful place and painting. I feel as though I am actually there!
    And thank you for your explainations of how you are doing the work. I need all the teachers I can get. ;-))) Much appreciated.

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    1. Thanks Lynn, glad you found the explanation useful, nice to know.

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  11. So lovely,I find paintings of the sea very restful. :0)

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    1. Thanks Bellaboo, you would love the real thing for sure.

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  12. This is gorgeous Ann, and the waves are stunning. Great work!!

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  13. Gorgeous painting - and thanks for sharing the stages, a very interesting read

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    1. Thanks Jerry, nice to know a post is helpful.

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  14. beautiful work! & i especially love your clouds!!! :D

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    1. Thank you Diane - I've nearly finished this piece, just a little adjustment still to do and then it will be complete:)

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  15. Ann ~ your work is so well done ~ admiring it so ~ thanks ~ namaste, carol (A Creative Harbor)

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    1. Thanks so much Carol, I appreciate that.

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  16. Bela pintura...Espectacular....
    Cumprimentos

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