the completed painting
As you see I slightly changed the angle of the sea on the bottom left
and 'roughed up' the breaking waves onto the beach
adding splashes of blue here and there to the shore.....
hopefully the viewers eye goes to the sea and horizon and not on the bottom of the painting!
and that my friends is about it for this painting - completed and really down to personal preferences.....you may have decided to alter something else, put in some birds flying around or even a boat in the distance....personally I was happy as it is.
I hope you enjoyed this step by step painting
and with it completed
I have gone on to a new painting
'Taw River Barnstaple'
This painting is much smaller 10" x 8" canvas - and I am using it as an experiment in background colour.
Firstly I covered the whole canvas with a mixture of White Gesso mixed with Cadmium Red Hue. Left it to dry completely and then started this painting using Atelier Interactive Acrylics - as the title indicates it is of the River Taw in Barnstaple -
you can see some of the Gesso/Red still
I used a mixture of Phalo Blue and White and blocked in the sky adding a few clouds here and there. As the paint was mixed I then blocked in the river. This is a very basic beginning with areas put in place. I then blocked in the land areas with a mixture of Burnt Umber and Sap Green, but keeping it all dark.... again, I'll leave this for a day and take another look
could be I will do more to the sky
just crack on with the tree masses each side of the river....for that the jury is out at the moment!