This is my last painting for the year 2017! I decided to do a sandy beach but instead of having a skyline, I did just sand and water. I started painting in my dining room, but the hubby started playing a game of Battletech with a family friend, so I end up moving to the living room.
I did the first layer of paint for the sky and sand.
After two more layers, I started to develop the wave over the sand.
I added a small shadow to the wave, which will get painted over and redone to build up the dark color.
While painting, one of our cats decided he needed attention. He (Leonard), got on my lap and was meowing. Don't worry, I gave him some rubs and he moved off....but he moved on just so he could attack the string from my apron...
After some kitty playtime, I went back to adding small details to the painting, trying to add all of the beautiful colors you would see in water that is moving over sand.
I then started to work on the waves, which you will see the progression of it.
I went back to adding details to the water, trying to develop those details.
I wanted to make the water some what 3D so it would stand out and look like it was rolling over the sand. So I made the water very thick and tried to add a shadow. You will see that develop.
I was really happy with the details and thickness of the wave. I feel like I captured the image that was in my head.
This painting was small, easy and a great way to end 2017! It is wall ready and will be available in my etsy store!
Thank you for checking out my New Years Eve painting. Stay safe my friends!
While I was browsing through photos, my hubby saw an image similar to this. He had me stop scrolling, pointed the image out and asked me to try painting it. So I went ahead and gave it a shot.
I started painting in my painting spot, which is in my bedroom but mid way through, I end up finishing up in our dining room.
Yay, I remembered to take the first progression photo!!
So when I was painting the sky, I added the sun, but I didn't like where it was, so I end up painting over it, and adding it back later.
After a few layers, I end up adding the sun back in.
I built up the layers of yellow and orange to help the sun and reflection really stand out. I also had a orangish type glow between the water and sun.
I decided to start adding the palm trees. I was actually nervous about these because Ive never done palm trees before, but I feel they came out pretty nice.
After adding the palm trees, I added some more yellow to the sun and water.
I added the details to the rocks on the ground under the palm trees, and it is complete!
I really feel its one of the best, It came out to be beautiful! And my hubby loves it! Unfortunately the lighting wasn't the greatest, so you can't really see the detail in the water. Luckily it still looks good =)
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So my next painting was a gift for a family friend. I wanted to make her something as a thank you for all of the sketch books, pastels, and watercolors that she gave me.
I knew she loved snow, so I decided to do a painting of just snowy peaks and a sunset.
I did the sunset first, but before I painted the first layer, I outlined in blue where the peaks will be.
Once I got the first layer down for the sunset, I added the mountains.
I then did the second layer for the sunset, and added another layer to the mountains.
Once the painting was dry, I started building up the snow on the mountains.
This was a fun painting and I know our family friend, Mary, will love this painting. I can't wait to try out water colors...Ive never made a painting using them.
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